Cake Falling In Center

Decorating By ajmg Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 1:31pm by Williamus

ajmg Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 10:48pm
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Help! The past few weeks each time I bake a cake the center falls. I am following directions to the tee. Any ideas?

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JanH Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 3:38am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, ajmg. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

There are several possible answers... However, incorrect mixing (under or over) is one of the main reasons for most cake failures - so I'd say over mixing. icon_sad.gif

For other causes, you'd might like to check out these handy cake troubleshooting charts:
(Such as too low oven temp.)

http://tinyurl.com/2p5bdu

http://tinyurl.com/32goqe

http://tinyurl.com/6c745g

http://tinyurl.com/6lpjww

HTH

jensenscakes Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 8:55pm
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I'd been having the same issues,but adding just a little more flour and making sure it was baked all the way has improved all my cakes. HTH.

Williamus Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:31pm
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There are several reasons why cakes fall in the center...Usually it is underbaked (also too much baking powder which decreases the structure) If you are really following the recipe exactly, I would guess that your cake is underbaked.

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