Hi there cake central users!
I am having a serious problem with my cake recipe and dont know what to do, my cakes are getting no hight whatsoever when they come out of the oven! I dont know if it is my recipe or if i am doing something wrong when mixing/baking the cake.
My recipe is
600g of self raising flour
450g of butter
450g of golden caster sugar
6 x 5ml spoons of baking powder
I use this recipe for a 14'' Cake tin and use the below method
Mix together the butter and sugar till creamy, then gradualy add in the eggs that have been beaten. Once all the egg is in i gradualy fold in the flour and baking powder that has been sived together.
I normaly bake for around 1 hour or untill cooked all the way through. The cake tastes realy nice but it is realy heavy, i want a more fluffy cake.
I have been reading that if you seperate the egg whites from the youlks and add them beaten in last it helps it rise but i havent had a chance to test this theory yet.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Many thanks Kyle
Have you checked your flour and baking powder for expiration dates?
Yes flour and baking powder are both in date. Mabey if i add in more baking powder?
Self-rising flour already contains baking powder, so adding additional baking powder is actually causing your cake to fall and be short and dense.