Ok I'm a newbie so I am still learning but here's my dilemna...I am making an 11x15 half chocolate half white cake for a student teacher at my child's school...I bake the cake at 350 degrees for 15 mins, turn the cake and bake for another 15 mins. When I pull the cake out of the oven there is a small crack in the top of the cake right in the middle. I let the cake cool and take it out of the pan and there is another crack that ends up splitting the cake. UGH! What is causing this? What am I doing wrong?
Wondering if opening the oven when you do is causing something to happen. Also, maybe lowering the temp to 325 and baking a bit longer will help. Are you using any kind of nail/heating core or baking strips? Baking strips may help also as they will keep you from having to turn the cake (I assume you are doing it to get it to bake even?)