Hi! I am a fan of the WASC and have made it several times in different flavors. But I seem to be having trouble with crumbly edges when I remove it from the pan. The top is fine, but it is usually the bottom edges of the pan. I grease with shortening and flour with either the cake mix or the mixed dry ingredients. I use baking strips and bake at 325F. Anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks for your help!!
I'm using a Baking Spray these days for WASC cakes. I have pan release (Wilton and homemade) and I found the spray worked much better. I'm baking at 325F now, using baking strips and they pop right out. Sorry I can't be much help.
My thought would be to check your oven. It might not be running at the right temp. I never had that problem and I always grease & flour the sides & bottom. Most of the time I used a homemade pan grease (equal parts oil, shortening & flour).
Try lining your pan with wax/parchment paper, than also grease and flour that. I've not had this happen to WASC either.
Are you letting the cake cool for a while in the pan before removing it? If it's still too hot, it might fall apart.
I wouldn't use either cake mix or the mixed dry ingredients to dust your cake pans.
Only dust with flour, or as recommended use homemade pan grease or Pam.
Thanks for all your tips!! I will go back to grease and flour (no cake mix). I usually let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before removing the pan, which I thought was sufficient, but it does steam when it comes out of the pan. I have never made homemade pan grease???? No clue! I really have never tried the parchment, so I may give that a whirl!!
LorrieG: what kind of baking spray do you use? Like the Pam with Flour?
kakeladi: My oven usually runs on the warm side and I always have to adjust the time down. For your pan grease, do you use like a 1/4 c. of veg. oil, shortening, and flour and just mix it all together?
Thanks so much!!
Lorrieg -- Thanks so much for the pic and your response!! I will definitely try it! For some reason, I hate greasing and flouring!!
Good luck with it. I haven't had problems since I began using it. I haven't tried it with anything other than my cakes because I have quite a drive to buy it. It's a huge can and lasts a really long time. I'm sure you can buy it online.
.......do you use like a 1/4 c. of veg. oil, shortening, and flour and just mix it all together? .......
Yep JUst whip it up....let it whip on high until it very light & fluffy. I usually kept mine in glass. Over time it will seperate, especially on the bottom. JUst stir it well. I prefered to keepmine in the frig. Nothing in it will spoil but I felt it kept longer and I didn't use as much each time if it was cold. If you live in a very humid area also add an equal amount of cornstarch.
Thanks! I'll give it a try!