Chocolate Cake Burnt/uncooked...

Decorating By JaneDee Updated 19 Nov 2008 , 4:31pm by kakeladi

JaneDee Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 3:45am
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Whenever (and only) I make a chocolate cake, it burns on the edges and is gooey in the middle.

I have tried using the even strips, lowering the temp, sticking a flower nail in the middle...

On this particular cake because it's a heart shape (the older weird looking one) I didn't really want to use the heating core, but wondering if that would have even helped anyway.

Does anyone have any information either how to fix this problem or any info on why it happens on choc. cakes only?

Thank you SO much!

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leah_s Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 3:56am
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What temp are you baking at?

JaneDee Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 4:59am
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JaneDee Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 5:00am
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325 F

JaneDee Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 5:01am
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325 (sry if it comes up more than once it kept saying error)

leah_s Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 12:50pm
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OK. Every time I answer a PM or post, I get an error message also.

Do you have an oven thermometer? If not go buy one - they're cheap. It sounds like you oven is way off and needs to be calibrated.

kakeladi Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 4:31pm
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It sounds to me like you are having an oven problem as leahs said.
I know this will sound very much like you don't know *anything* so please don't misunderstand - but still I have to ask as there have been cases of people not doing it right:
How are you using the bake even strips?
Soak in water? wrap around the outside of the pan? Or placed inside the pan?

Using the flower nail: placed on top of the batter? Or placed on the bottom of the pan w/the nail part sticking up?

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