I realized after my 10in vanilla cake had been in the oven at 325 for 6 minutes that I had forgotten to add bake even strips. I took it out and wrapped the pan. Will my cake still bake okay?
It should do fine.
I think they should do ok. I wouldn't have tried it after 10 min. though. After the batter has started to rise, I think that it would very adversely affect it. if it was any later I would have just waited until the whole thing was out of the pan and completely cooled and put it back in the pan to level it off. Good luck
I hope your cake turned out okay, but just thought I'd add, I'd never open my oven after 10 minutes when baking a cake. Breads such as sourdough for additional spraying yes, but cakes and pastries that depend on an even temperature, never.
I did it one time only a few minutes into the baking. It was on a more delicate batter in a 3 inch tall pan. Without the strips I would not get the quality so I did it. There was already structure starting so I knew I was doomed. After about 50 minutes, the cake deflated with about 5 more minutes to bake. I think a thicker batter may have handled it.
I am also one who never opens the oven until close to the end of baking.
Thanks everyone. I lucked out and the cake did just fine. The top was a little distorted but I was planning to level off that part anyway. My cakes are now leveled & filled and I can go to sleep.
What kind of cake were you baking?