I made the WASC cake with BC devil's food and it has sunk in the middle.
I baked 9" square and 9" round at 275 degrees in my convection oven according to the manufactures recommendation.
Any ideas on what I should do next time?
When I make the WASC I usually bake at 325- not sure if that was the problem.
WASC cakes will sink in the middle every time if you don't bake them long enough. They take much longer than a straight cake mix. A six in cake takes 45 minutes at 325 degrees.
I gave up on my convention oven! I have two ovens, a convention and regular electric, when I used the convention oven to bake cakes (especially WASC - I think because of the sour cream) they tend to want to sink in the middle. In the regular oven at 325 they are fine. I am guessing, maybe it is because the convention bakes them faster?
I hate making cakes in a convention oven! The only cakes I've ever made in convention ovens that turned out they way they were supposed to were huge sheet cakes.
I tried WASC twice and both sank horribly before I even opened the oven. I found out the problem can also arise from old/not enough baking powder. I tried again with some extra baking powder and it worked beautifully.
Best of luck, I know it's hard to throw out cakes and rebake.
There are several variations out there, which one are you using? The one I've used doesn't even even call for baking powder.
I had the same trouble with the WASC and variations. I found that if I used 6 whole eggs, cake flour instead of AP and add a tablespoon of Baking Powder (for 2 mixes) I got much better results and no sinking. Bake at 325 with a flower nail and homemade bake even strips.
I tried baking the WASC cake using Pillsbury classic white cake mix. I used three cake mixes and adjusted all the other ingredients. I baked the cakes in two 9x13 pans at 325. My cakes sunk big time in the middle. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to prevent this from happening. I tried the cake nail in the middle also. I have had them sink a little when I used two cake mixes but nothing like today. Please Help