Chocolate Cake Sinking

Decorating By Marielijah Updated 27 Aug 2013 , 9:37pm by Marielijah

Marielijah Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 4:43pm
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Hi CC Ladies & Gents...  I need some help.  I have this recipe for a chocolate cake that is just making me crazy.  It's such a delicious cake and that's why I need to figure out why it's sinking.  The ingredients are as follows:  -Box of chocolate cake mix -16oz Sour Cream -3 Eggs -1/2 C Water (I sub using coffee) -Box of Instant Pudding -1/2 C Melted Butter -Chocolate Chips.  I bake at 325 in 8x2 pans.  For the life of me, I cannot figure out why it is sinking in the middle.  As it's baking it looks beautiful but after removing from oven and letting it cool, it totally sinks.  Any ideas?

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maybenot Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:32pm
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When I look at the recipe, I see a lot of liquid & fat--both will make a cake sink.  I'd cut out the butter or half of the sour cream and see how it comes out.

Marielijah Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:37pm
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I'll give that a try, thank you so much.

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