iv made a cake but i dont think it is cooked properly the outside is kind of crunchy but parts of the inside look kind of wet, i did check it when it was cooked the knife came out clean, the is need for tomorrow iv included a picture
yeah, that looks a little off. The only way to know for sure if its baked through is to torte it. But the edges do look a bit overbaked. Did you bake it at no more than 325? Also, there's no need to wait to the last minute to bake a cake. You can bake at least 2 weeks in advance and freeze.
this is the recipe i followed http://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/recipes/item/two-tier-chocolate-cake im using a fan oven, and my tins were 6inch and 8inch and i baked each tier for an extra 5 mins
AYeah that cake doesn't look quite right and like leah mentioned you can bake and freeze your cakes ahead of time believe it our not a frozen cake comes out very moist. Just bake your cake let cool a bit in the pan level in pan than turn out on a cakeboard same size as cake than wrap a few times in cling wrap and put in freezer. As far as this cake goes its like leah said only way to make sure its done is to torte.
this the cake when i torte it
ADid you use a good digital scale to weigh your ingredients out? Your cake sure looks dry on the edges and not completely cooked in the middle. You probably need to check your oven temperature .
AOh it looks ok in my opinion....not to bad.probably be able to fill and ice it or is it undercooked I can't really tell.
yes i used a digital scale to weigh my ingredients i did put the oven to the recommended temp for fan oven
my partner said it taste fine but im being really fussy, as the cake is for my sisters 21st
AWell its now up to you you can either fill and ice these cakes or start all over again. You really need to use a separate oven thermometer to test to make sure the temperature isn't off... I've read on here that you would be surprised how many ovens are off quite a bit
AI don't know what 180c temperature is because I'm in the US and I don't know how to figure the difference out but a hour and and a half in an oven seems like a long time but it does depend on what temperature you're cooking at.
thank you for help i have another in the oven now will see how this one goes if this is the same then it must be my oven
AYeah I've read on here that its best to lower oven temperature to 325 when baking a cake.
i shall be lowering the temp until i get my oven thermometer
AJust remember it will take longer to bake all the way through watch it carefully so that it doesn't get overcooked.
Hi Kirsti, I'm in the UK, I always drop my electric fan oven to 150-160 when the recipe says 180.
For my heavy fruits I start at 150 for an hour and then go to 130 for the rest
thank you all for your help and advice, the cake was a success not a crumb left at all