Every since I switched to using a Kitchen Aid mixer, I'm having problems with my cakes. The tops are hard and cracked. Am I mixing too long? Please help!!! I have several cakes to do for the holiday.
The KA is more powerful than a hand mixer, and you could be over beating. I use the beater instead of the whip. You should also check your oven thermometer.
Yes I agree These mixers are very powerful and sometimes we don't know when to stop. But you know some cakes are supposed to crack on top,.It all depends what you r doing.
I've always believed that poundcakes are suppose to be cracked at the top..i love the hard & cracked top part of the pound cake...thats the only part of the pound cake i eat.