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Baking By sweetsbysam Updated 8 Nov 2012 , 3:26pm by mrs76

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sweetsbysam Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:41pm
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Okay so I have baked the WASC a few times and the cakes have been coming out very dense inside almost rubbery taste. The larger cakes anyway. What am I doing wrong?

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DianeLM Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 3:58pm
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The larger cakes are probably not thoroughly cookied in the center. Try using a heating core or flower nails to help distribute the heat to the center of the cake.

Another possibility - you may be slightly overfilling the pans. If that's the case, the cake will sink in the center, giving it a dense texture.

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sweetsbysam Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 5:05pm
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"Another possibility - you may be slightly overfilling the pans. If that's the case, the cake will sink in the center, giving it a dense texture."

You may be right the cakes do seem to be that way at the bottom. I never know how much to put in the larger pans. I do use the flower nails though.

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DianeLM Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 5:11pm
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I use the WASC recipe most of the time. I fill my pans by weight. The WASC batter, mercifully, measure 8 oz. per cup! (Some batters weigh more or less per cup.)

If you tell me what size and brand pans you're using, I can tell you how much batter to use. On some sizes, Magic Line and Wilton use different amounts. I've never used Fat Daddios pans, but I imagine they're closer to Magic Line.

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Mikel79 Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 6:30pm
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I use the WASC recipe most of the time. I fill my pans by weight. The WASC batter, mercifully, measure 8 oz. per cup! (Some batters weigh more or less per cup.)

If you tell me what size and brand pans you're using, I can tell you how much batter to use. On some sizes, Magic Line and Wilton use different amounts. I've never used Fat Daddios pans, but I imagine they're closer to Magic Line.




Please let me hijack this thread. I have a Magic Line 12" round pan. This will be the FIRST time I ever have baked a 12" round cake. How much batter and how long do you think it will take to bake?

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Michael

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llbesq Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 6:55pm
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Like the OP, I sometimes have issues with WASC cake having a rubbery texture even though it is done (and no matter the pan size). Never had this issue with chocolate WASC, only the white and lemon versions. I have changed recipes because of the uncertainty with the texture.

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DianeLM Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 7:19pm
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Michael, you'll need 8 cups of batter to fill the 12-in round ML pan. Don't forget to use a flower nail.

I have no idea how long it takes to bake. I just bake til it's done. It will take over an hour at 325 degrees.

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Mikel79 Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 7:24pm
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Michael, you'll need 8 cups of batter to fill the 12-in round ML pan. Don't forget to use a flower nail.

I have no idea how long it takes to bake. I just bake til it's done. It will take over an hour at 325 degrees.




Thanks Diane!

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sweetsbysam Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:12pm
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Diane,

this happens with the 11x15 and 12x18 Wilton pans

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goldy257 Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 2:36am
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Diane- I may be new to this but why the flower nail? Do you actually cook with it in? Do you use those in all of your cakes? Appreciate the help!

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mrs76 Posted 8 Nov 2012 , 3:22pm
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I made my first WASC cake this weekend and I had the same problem. The texture was awful - I had to saw at it to cut it. I made a half recipe in 9" pans, but I don't think over filling was the problem.

 

At what temp do you bake this cake? My recipe did not included any baking information.

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mrs76 Posted 8 Nov 2012 , 3:26pm
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Oh, I'm sorry, the temp question has already been answered. I missed it.

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