Hershey's Black Magic Cake Keps Falling.

Baking By pinky73 Updated 10 Mar 2013 , 6:30am by fearlessbaker

pinky73 Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 4:39pm
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I love the Black Magic recipe and it's usually a no-fail for me..but I have recently tried baking it in a 9"x13" pan and it keeps sinking in the middle. I have used icing to build it up so it's nice a level when frosted but that is too much frosting to cake. I live in Missouri, my powder and soda are both new and I have not tried a nail yet because I have never needed one in such a small pan, but I will try that tonight. Has anyone had similar issues with this cake? I will add that when I bake this cake in rounds, anything from a 6" to a 9", it bakes perfectly with no sinking.

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 4:58pm
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that's odd--and it's not underbaked/overbaked?


for some reason i think i'd add one additional tablespoon of flour to the 9x13 batch


and watch it like a hawk for the moment it's done

pinky73 Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 5:05pm
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Oh geez, I'm sorry about the typo in my post title..that's embarrassing.

No, not under or overbaked..very stange indeed. The batter is very runny, maybe a bit of extra flour would help. Thank you!

-K8memphis Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 5:29pm
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i often make the perfectly perfect hershey cocoa recipe on the can cake and it's way runny too but it bakes great


i did read that some people have trouble with that 'perfectly perfect' one for cupcakes


it's funny how recipes play out sometimes


i used to have one that would sink the 6" cake all the time--all the rest were fine--weird


tipo? tiepoe? typow? oh was theire a mistpeling?  icon_biggrin.gif

LoveCalicakes Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 5:00am
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Ive made this cake at least 100x and sometimes it falls a little in the middle( in a 9x13).  Not sure why, but It still tastes great.  I wouldnt add anymore flour.  Do you weight your flour?

fearlessbaker Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 6:30am
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I loved your apology about the typo because I never noticed it. I had to scroll back up to look.

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