Strawberry Cake- Help!!

Decorating By Cyndie_87401 Updated 18 Jan 2010 , 3:56am by Cyndie_87401

Cyndie_87401 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 1:37am
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I was trying to bake a strawberry cake recipe off the wilton website. It is designed for 2- 12" round pans. I used 2-9" pans and filled the pans 1/2 full. The recipe calls to bake at 350 for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, the edges are cooked but the middle is gooey. What am I doing wrong?

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adonisthegreek1 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 1:50am
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I don't understand why two 9 inch rounds would be gooey in the middle if they baked for 40 minutes. Is you over temp really accurate? I use a separate oven thermometer. I found that my oven temp actually ran 25 degrees low.

Cyndie_87401 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 2:18am
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Thanks for the tip. I will check my oven temp to see if it runs lowicon_smile.gif

I did check the temp and my thermometer read 360. I don't know what is wrong.

dandelion56602 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 4:46am
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Fruit cakes tend to over brown on top b/c of the sugar. I recommend using an upsidedown greased flower nail & bake even strips too. I bake everything at 325.

Cyndie_87401 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 8:13pm
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Thanks for the tip. I will try that.

Uniqueask Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 8:36pm
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Also I use the WASC recipe on here and just add (Pureed) fresh or frozen, strawberries, and get rave reviews. not the frozen one with sugar.

dandelion56602 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 9:51pm
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I use the WASC version of strawberry too, except I use 1/2 strawberry mix & 1/2 white mix, use fresh/frozen pureed strawberries for water & add an extra egg b/c strawberries to have natural sugar.

There's also a goldmine of recipes here. Macsmom has a strawberry version as well.

Cyndie_87401 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:56am
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Thanks Guys!!! The recipes will be a great help. What I ended up doing was taking Paula Dean's strawberry cake and substituting fresh strawberries and I didn't have strawberry gelatin on hand so I used cherry. Surprisingly, it turned out good! My family loved it!

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