Panic Coming; 12" Round W/ Strips Still Baking 90 Minut

Baking By aej6 Updated 19 Jul 2010 , 6:40am by catlharper

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aej6 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 10:43pm
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Is this normal?
I am baking a 12 inch cake st 325 degrees (2" deep round...11 cups of batter, baking even strips, w/ 2 flower nails.)
So far it has been baking 90 minutes and it is not done yet.
Is this normal? What timing might it take? I am getting anxious and I need to STOP opening the oven door and checking it!

Thanks for any feedback!

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cakesbycathy Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:17pm
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That seems like a really long time to me.

I bake my 12" rounds at 350 without any flour nails and they are usually done around 45 -50 minutes.

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aej6 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:29pm
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Do you use the bake even strips? I'm wondering if the insulation of the pan and the lower temp is the difference.

In all it took 1 hour 45 minutes; that being a toothpicks came out clean, it sprung back, etc.

Seems OK...will know more when I cut it into 2 layers. Wish me luck!

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Bakingangel Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:30pm
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What recipe did you use? If it is a dense moist cake you probably didn't need the baking strips when baking at 325.
That could be what's taking it longer to bake.

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cheatize Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:52pm
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When that happened to me, my oven element was dying. Do you have an oven thermometer so you can check the temperature?

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Cindy619 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:58pm
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Reduced heat + baking strips = long baking time.

Out of curiosity, how long did it end up taking and was the cake dry?

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indydebi Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:21am
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I use baking strips on all of my cake pans, with a reduced temp. Yes, it takes a little longer but no where near 90 minutes. Check your oven temp. I'm betting that's off.

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aej6 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:47am
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Just torted it, wrapped, and the 2 layers are now freezing.
Not dry, thank God!!

Thanks for the thoughts/ideas!!!!

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catlharper Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 6:40am
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Just finished baking a 12 inch square lemon cake and it took 1 hour 15 mins and it's perfect. I bake at 325. And, yes, I use a flower nail in the center.

Cat

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