I am just starting out in making cakes. My first cakes was 10in and it was a better white cake recipe I got from this site. They turned out fine. Now my second time I made the same recipe but in the top two layers round cake pans by Wilton. I used crisco in the pan to coat it but when I removed it the cake fell apart. WHAT DID I DO WRONG? WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW???? HELP! HELP! HELP!
use pan grease to coat the pan and a waxed paper circle on the bottom of the pan.
Pan grease = equal parts veg shortening, oil and flour, whipped until creamy.
Also remember to level the dome off the cake. If you just turn it over onto a wire rack that dome is going to push back up and break apart the cake. So trim it off then it will sit flat on the cooling rack. Cat
Thanks today im back in kitchen and trying it again!!!!
.......... level the dome off the cake..............
If you bake at lower temps - like 300 or 325 degrees - for a bit longer (until you can smell that great aroma in the next room) it will bake up nice and level without that hump to worry about. This will give you a moister cake also.
If the cake has pulled away from the sides of the pan it is overbaked. As soon as you start to smell it baking, turn the oven off and let it sit in the hot oven for maybe 5 minutes. Check by lightly touching the center of the cake. If it springs back even a bit it is done and needs to be removed from the oven to a cooling rack. After cooling about 10 minutes, turn it out of the pan onto the cooling rack. Let cool there about 10-20 minutes before wrapping in a plastic bag.