Cakes Flat And Full Of Holes

Decorating By cakesbydina Updated 13 Jun 2008 , 7:11pm by fearlessbaker

cakesbydina Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 6:20pm
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I am making a bridal shower cake due this sunday. It is a mocha chocolate fudge cake. I used a 10 inch round pan with 2 cups of batter in each pan ( I made four). Each layer came out flat as a pancake and full of air holes. I measured all ingredients exactly right and beat it for 2 mintues with a timer like it said. I have made this cake before and it was perfect. I don't know if I should start over if I don't know what the problem was becasue it might happen again. Four thin layers can look torted which is fine but will it taste okay? This is a betty crocker chocolate fudge cake mix with oil, water, 2 tablespoons cold coffee) and four eggs to each box. Does anyone know why one day this worked fine and today it is a disaster....HELP???

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Cakechick123 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 6:59pm
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I normally use 12 cups batter for a 10" cake. This will give you 3 cups per pan if you use 4 pans.

I find it a lot easier to bake 2 2" layers and torte, the way youre doing it takes perfect timing to prevent over cooking the cakes.

fearlessbaker Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 7:11pm
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i don't know why it wouldn't taste ok. If I have a feeling something is wrong with my cake like underbaked, dry etc. I take the apple corer and take out a piece from the middle to test. Make sure that the cake is cooled though so that you get a true taste. Just fill the little hole up with your filling.

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