Whats Happening?????

Decorating By DEE328 Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 12:25pm by DEE328

DEE328 Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 2:28pm
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icon_cry.gif ok the last 2 times I have made a pound cake it has EXPLODED ! I mean for real all over the stove like it blew up and then went back down only getting about a 1/4 in cake .I have baked pound cakes in the past and these were 2 new recepies but WOW what a mess and I cant figure out what is going on ? ANY POSS. ANSWERS??? PLEASE !!!dont want to clean my oven any more . Thanks in advance Dee icon_lol.gif

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AJsGirl Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 4:42pm
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Can you post the recipes? Then maybe we can see what's going on.

ziggytarheel Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 4:52pm
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Buttermilk and baking powder?

Even if you used too much baking powder, that still seems rather unlikely for an explosion.

My only ideas!

shisharka Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 5:02pm
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Is it possible that your oven is too hot when you put the cake in? The butter in the batter overheats rapidly and sends cake all over the place, especially if it hasnât been whipped light and fluffy enough⦠Havenât had a cake explode in the oven, but on a smaller scale I used to get similar explosions melting butter in the microwave, you can observe the experiment with 1/2 stick on 30-second power setting...

DEE328 Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 5:46pm
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I put my oven on 325 which is low . The only thing that I could have done different is I mixed the butter and sugar together a little longer so it was really incorp. but then I did let it sit for about 30-45 min while I was ready to make the rest of it -- just doing other things do you think waiting or over mixing butter and sugar would have done anything different DEE

ziggytarheel Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 6:28pm
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One other thought...

...did you accidentally use self-rising flour AND either baking soda or baking powder?

Parable Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 6:38pm
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It sounds like it is creating a crust too quickly on top which is keeping in steam until......kaboom. Maybe you are baking too high up inside the oven. Can you use a lower rack?

DEE328 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 12:25pm
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NOPE NO SELF RISING .......ITS A CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE WITH BAKING SODA AND POWDER -BUTTERMILK -NOW IT DID USE THE DARK COCO POWDER . I JUST DONG KNOW icon_confused.gif DEE

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