ASo I decided to make lemon cake. Found this recipe online and it had good reviews. Figured I wohld give it a shot well it fell in the center can't figure out why ! Help! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2965564/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
could be lots of different reasons
- the size of your pan to the amount of batter
- the way your oven heats
- it might not have been done in the middle
- could have been a mixing problem
so did you make two loaves out of it and they fell??? that's often from under baking
AWell I turned it intp wo 9" cakes. The oven was at 350 I checled on them at one point when they smelt done and they where fallen.
the recipe says loaf pans and they bake different than round pans
if the heat could have gotten around it all like a loaf it probably would have been fine
not all recipes are interchangeable like that --this might be one of those
it's kind of a rich lemon bread type cake maybe
but the leavening does seem a little on the light side for that much flour & sugar
but i haven't gone in and diagnosed it scientifically --i'm just saying it seems on the light side
My lemon cake doesn't use any lemon juice. I just use lemon zest and a tiny bit of lemon extract in my vanilla cakes to make it a lemon cake. I've heard that the acidity in the lemon juice can be a culprit for lemon cake failures.