Sinking Cake, Help!!

Baking By brittsaqtpie1 Updated 29 Jul 2011 , 2:18am by brittsaqtpie1

brittsaqtpie1 Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 8:52pm
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My cakes are sinking while they are in the oven. I'm only using a round 6" pan at the moment and I've never had this problem before but all the sudden I am. Am I doing something wrong? Help!! Would a heating rod on a 6" pan help?

8 replies
leah_s Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 9:06pm
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sounds like too much leavening.

I do not use heating cores in ANY size cake.

icer101 Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 9:09pm
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I have never used heating cores nor flower nails for any size pan i use.

charliecakes Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 9:42pm
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what recipe are you using so we can somewhat anaylize it?

brittsaqtpie1 Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 9:45pm
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It's a betty crocker recipe, the flour mixture calls for 2 1/4 cup flour, 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt and it makes 4 cups of batter. This isn't a recipe I had personally used before, but my MIL has used it many times w/o her cakes sinking but we are both in a higher altitude so I don't know if that could be the culprit.

charliecakes Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 9:53pm
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are you adding sugar?....if so how much... also try decreasing the baking powder a bit.

brittsaqtpie1 Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 10:23pm
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thank you for these suggestions and will try lowering the baking powder in my next batch. I will post the whole recipe so if it would help any.

best ever 2 egg cake

1/2 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup plus 2 tblsp milk

carmijok Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 10:39pm
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I am not the baking queen by any stretch, but I do know that high altitudes affect baking. Whether that means more or less baking powder I defer to the experts.

brittsaqtpie1 Posted 29 Jul 2011 , 2:18am
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cutting down the baking powder worked! thank you!!

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