Why Did My Lemon Cake Fall

Baking By AlyT Updated 1 Apr 2013 , 7:24pm by ibeeflower

AlyT Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:25am
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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]

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-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 2:37pm
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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

AlyT Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 2:40pm
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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.

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 3:14pm
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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

-K8memphis Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 3:17pm
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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

ibeeflower Posted 1 Apr 2013 , 7:24pm
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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. 

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