bryoli Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:31am
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Hi wanted to see if anyone else has had this issue- I am making a cake in a deep 9` fat daddios pan. using 2boxes of French Vanilla. i substituted oil for applesauce in the Duncan Hines cake but it did not cook in the middle and was so heavy and dense?Any suggestions as to what went wrong.

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Norasmom Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:59am
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Was it a 3" pan?  Those are very difficult to get to bake in the middle.  Did you use an inverted flower nail as heating core? Those work wonders!

bryoli Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 1:35pm
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yes it was the 3`i will try the flower nails,thx. wasntsure if it was due to using applesauce instead of oil because it came out so heavy and dense.

Norasmom Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:59pm
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I sold my 3" pans on Ebay.  Once I used 2" pans I was so happy.

Ronni44 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:43pm
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AHello, I am a first time baker. I am making a birthday cake for my 15 and 17 year (their birthday is tomorrow. How many eggs do I need for a half sheet cake. I bought 3boxes of cake mix already.

MimiFix Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:23pm
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Originally Posted by bryoli 
 

wasntsure if it was due to using applesauce instead of oil because it came out so heavy and dense.

 

Substituting applesauce for all of the oil will do it, too. I suggest substituting no more than 50% of the oil.

bryoli Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 2:48am
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thanks forall the feedback used a pan not so deep,2 flower nails and only half applesauce.and came out great .back on track and ready to take on this project.

jamiemck9 Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 2:03pm
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AWhat do the flower nails do? I've not heard of this!

Norasmom Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 2:34pm
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The metal flower nails distribute the heat.  Works like a charm!

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