Aaaagh! Why Do My Cakes Fall?????

Baking By momba5 Updated 7 Apr 2010 , 11:03pm by Price

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momba5 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:10am
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I can't figure this out! My cakes ALWAYS fall in the middle. I follow the recipes exactly, I measure or weigh all the ingredients, I use room temperature ingredients, I use large eggs, I use an oven thermometer, I cook the right amount of time, I check for doneness. Usually my cakes are pulling away from the sides of the pan before I take it out of the oven (which is supposedly a sign of overdoneness)...I even bought a new oven hoping it would help. What is a woman to do????
Please help!

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CookieD-oh Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:29am
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You may be over-mixing. Try mixing one cake by hand and see if that helps.

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momba5 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 10:45pm
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Thanks! I think the problem might just be over mixing?? I've been reading the links and there is so much information! Thanks for the help!

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Price Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 11:03pm
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I always had trouble with the Hershey's Choc. Cake falling. I tried everything and was about to give up, but decided to give it one more shot. I lowered my oven rack by 1 space. It did the trick. I havn't had it fall in the center since then. (I have an electric oven)

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