I am making a lemon pound cake for a wedding and I cant tell when the pound cake is done. When I stick a toothpick in the center, it has a little bit of a dough like consistency. Does that mean its not ready. Im afraid if I cook it too long it will be dry!!!
I've never made pound cake. But here is a bump. Somebody will know.
I looked up some info. It shouldn't be doughy in the middle. I'm sure if you let it cook a little longer it will be okay. I usually wrap all my cakes in wax paper and then plastic wrap and refrig at least overnight. It really helps give the cake moisture. I hope this helps.
The toothpick needs to come out clean. A pund cake can be very heavy in the middle if not cooked through........Don't worry, if you have a decent recipe, it won't dry out. They are very forgiving.
So should I put the cakes back in? The inside has a greasy playdough like consistency. It is a ten inch round. Two inches high and its been baking for 70 minutes. I am freaking out
How long have they been out of the oven?
Depending on pan size and oven temperature, pound cakes can take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to bake completely. They should not have a "playdough" like consistency.
Yes, I would put it back in the oven. It is def. not done yet. Don't wait too long though. Make sure your toothpick comes out clean.
Thank you so much for all your help! I really wish I could see the inside of a well cooked pound cake so that I can at least know what Im shooting for
But pound cakes are not easy. SOmetimes they come out gummy in the middle, which is what I bet you are describing. I have not done enough research into why to tell you. I have only made them for my family.
But they taste great
I bake 11X15 pound cakes all the time. Mine take 2 runs of batter and 1 hr 20 minutes to bake at 325. 70 minutes is normally not long enough for a dense pound cake. Toothpicks (or butter knives at my house) should always come out clean. My pound cakes form a hard crust on the top and I always have to carve a little hole so that I can get a tester in there. HTH for any future pound cakes.