Help!!!! Its Dry

Baking By SusanKB Updated 31 May 2010 , 1:01am by JanH

SusanKB Posted 31 May 2010 , 12:51am
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The last few cakes that I have made have come out dry. What could be the cause of this? When I read the discribition of them it stated that they were soft and moist, but they both came out dense and dry. Please help.


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JanH Posted 31 May 2010 , 1:01am
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Well, the first reason that comes to mind is that the cake layers were over baked.

If you don't have a separate oven thermometer, I'd get one to make sure that your oven thermostat isn't off.

Additionally, I bake almost all of my cake layers at 325F and use both bake even strips and inverted flower nails (as needed).

Here's a handy list of cake trouble shooting charts:


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