Top Of Cake Hard....

Lounge By ThePurpleButterfly Updated 29 Dec 2010 , 3:29am by Loucinda

ThePurpleButterfly Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 9:48pm
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What can I do about keeping a chocolate mud cake from getting crisp/hard on top?? The middle is perfect. I bake at 325*.

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pixiefuncakes Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 10:07pm
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Some people put a circle of baking paper or aluminium foil over the top, but I do think that it is the nature of mudcake to harden up on top.

cabecakes Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 10:52pm
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I have never made it before, but I would assume you could put a "tent" of aluminum foil over it while it's baking. Also, this I'm not sure about but it does work with bread, lightly brushing with melted butter while still warm. I do this to my bread as soon as it comes out of the oven and it keeps the crust soft. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Loucinda Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 1:09am
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I have a convection oven, and to keep the cakes from having a hard skin on them I have a pan of water that I keep full setting on the floor of my oven.

ThePurpleButterfly Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 2:55am
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

I have a convection oven, and to keep the cakes from having a hard skin on them I have a pan of water that I keep full setting on the floor of my oven.




Hhhmmmm.... I wonder if this would work.

Loucinda Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 3:29am
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One thing for sure, it is a really easy fix if it works for you!

Indydebi is the one who told me to do it when I first got my convection oven. It works perfectly for me.

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