Why Did My Cake Sink From The Middle???

Baking By verosuperstar Updated 1 Feb 2013 , 5:22pm by leah_s

verosuperstar Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 4:11pm
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Does anyone has an advice on this. I baked 2 14"x14" square cakes and they sank in the middle. It is the first time it happens this to my cakes. Any ideas of what i did wrong? Can i fix it by adding more cake in the middle to make it even instead of baking them again? I will stack a 10x10  and a 6x6 cakes on top. The cake is for a quinceañera, i am just affraid that if i stack it like that the whole cake will collapse.



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leah_s Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 4:22pm
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Generally, when a cake sinks in the middle it is underbaked.


And you do know that you don't stack cake on top of cake, right?  You have to use a support system.

verosuperstar Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 4:40pm
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But when i poke the cake with a toothpick it came out clear that's why i took it out of the oven. Yes i always put wooden dowels in the middle, do you think if i put the wooden dowels and stack the other cakes  it will be ok? I tasted the cakes and they taste good, do you think i need to bake them again?


mightydragon663 Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 5:19pm
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I'm curious, at what altitude are you baking?  I live almost 2 miles above sea level and have had to adjust my recipes for the altitude or they sink in the middle.

leah_s Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 5:22pm
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AI think you need to torte the layer. You'll see what's going on.

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