I just baked a yellow cake in a 12 X 3 round pan, I used a metal cone in the center. It looked great for a long while, I had to bake it for 1 1/2 hours at 325. When it was finally baked through the center had fallen. I need to bake 2 more tonight but now Im worried that the rest will do the same. I followed the directions on the box but added 1 extra egg for each box. Could this have been the culprit?
Adding extra eggs or using larger than called for eggs (large is pretty standard for baking) can make a difference, especially in the 3" pans.
Rather than using a heating core, why not use one or two greased and floured (inverted) flower nails. (Won't have those huge holes to fill in.)
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Hey, an hour & a half for that cake is quite a long time. Consider upping your oven temp to 350. Do you have an oven thermometer?
I mean I like to bake at 350 - 375 even.
But I know you are in the middle of the ice cream container cake so I don't mean to say experiment with it but I know it's due tomorrow too huh.
Just an idea. The mixes are made to bake at 350 is all I mean. I know a lot of people use 325 but it doesn't work for me.
And yes skip the extra egg.
Hope all is going well, Cakebuddy, and you have a great cake and lovely photo soon.
I've had this problem too, and it's also mostly on my 3in high pans. I'm going to have to try the extra egg and see.
I had this happen just last week to me. I upped my temperature back to 350 and everything worked out jsut fine.