Corner Keep Getting Burned

Baking By kneenah Updated 1 Feb 2011 , 4:35pm by Tclanton

kneenah Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:06pm
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Ive been making cakes for a few weeks now. I use the box cake mix. I butter the pans before i add the batter but when the cake is done, my corners are always burnt. Me personally i like crispy corners but other ppl my not be weird like me and like that... How can i avoid that?

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birdlady9771 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:32pm
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Try lowering the temp and baking a bit longer OR try using bake even strips, since they are wet when you put them on they create moisture in the oven. This could help with the drying out on the corners. HTH icon_smile.gif

Tclanton Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:36pm
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My recipe states to bake at 350, but I bake at 250-275. I also use crisco and flour on my pans before adding the batter, however I dont think this would make any difference at all.

mareg Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:54pm
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I use cake release. You can find in the recepie section.

leily Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 3:58pm
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Originally Posted by mareg

I use cake release. You can find in the recepie section.

homemade cake release is equal part of vegetable oil, vegetable shortening, and flour. (you can make as little or as much as you want at once)

Butter isn't usually recommended for baking b/c it can burn when it gets hot, in turn burning what you're baking.

kneenah Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 4:20pm
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Thanks illl really look into these tips.. (there are so many little tips i read about everyday i need to start jotting some down :0)

Tclanton Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 4:35pm
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I felt the same way in the beginning - after you do it so many times if will be like an old habit.

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