I know that I saw a thread on here a couple of weeks ago for this same problem, but I can't find and I need some advice, so sorry if this is redundant.
I baked a carrot cake tonight set my timer checked it when it went off and it tested done. I took it out of the oven and within a few minutes it started to fall in the middle . I was hoping that it was only going to sink a little, because I could just cut the top off and level it, but no, it sank alot, were talking crater . Did I not cook it enough?
This is a cake that I am making for a customer for tomorrow, it is only a sheet cake. Do I start over? Is there a way to salvage it? I can bake another one in the morning to add to the top of it, but what do I do about the crater in the middle. It would take a lot of frosting to fill it. It sank about 1 1/2 inches. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
If you level the cake top, you should be able to see if the cake was properly baked.
If it's not, then I would definitely make up another batch of batter baking this cake longer.
How do you test for doness? I use a combination of toothpick, touch test, cake pulling away from side of pan and smell:
Interesting "hearing" test for doneness:
Thank you for the response. I think it just didn't bake enough with the addins that I am using. The hearing test is an interesting method, but unfortunately for me I am 70% deaf on the left side because of a cold that I got 1 1/2 ago, so it makes it hard to hear certain noises, so I would have to stick my head really close to the cake and one of my kids might take the Hansel and Gretel approach while I'm in there. I have sent my DH to the store to get me more ingrediants and will be baking again this morning.