Help! I Think I Screwed Up Something!

Decorating By Munchkinette Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 9:56pm by bakingatthebeach

Munchkinette Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:48pm
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My cakes are only an inch tall! I feel like they are suppose to be taller. I used 2 - 9 inch round cake pans with a Duncan Hines cake mix. I was shocked when I turned them out on to the wire racks to cool. Are they suppose to be that way or did I do something wrong?

Becky

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jennafezz Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 5:01pm
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yep, that sounds about right, especially if the cake was higher in the middle and an inch at the sides.

CakeMommy3 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 6:30pm
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Did you only use one box and split it between the two pans? If so, then that's why they are so short-not enough batter. I fill my pans 3/4 of the way full, so that the sides bake all the way to the top of the pan, then I level it. And bake at 325 degrees to help minimize the hump. HTH

SweetSweetCreations Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 6:37pm
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[quote=" I fill my pans 3/4 of the way full, so that the sides bake all the way to the top of the pan, then I level it. And bake at 325 degrees to help minimize the hump. HTH[/quote]

Ditto

bakingatthebeach Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:56pm
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I have used one mix for 9in pans and say my prayers that it rises to the top during baking. I use the bake even strips but it is alot easier to just use 2 mixes and fill 3/4 way up. Use left over batter for cupcakes ( I give these to my neighbor kids and feed the gluttons at workicon_smile.gif

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