Level My Cake Batter

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Kakeesha Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 3:59am
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Try as I might when placing equal amounts of cake batter in my pans,it is always higher one side than the other.Is there a trick to this.Thank you

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AZCouture Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 4:15am
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AYou mean when they come out of the oven? Sounds like your oven is sitting crooked, or your racks aren't all the way in straight.

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Krypto Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 4:15am
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AWeigh your pans.

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AZCouture Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 4:42am
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A

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Weigh your pans.

Oh, I read herccomplaint as the cake is rising higher on one side of the pan.

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Kakeesha Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 5:09am
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Oh, I read herccomplaint as the cake is rising higher on one side of the pan.

 

Yes I never seem to get the uncooked batter,level,they bake lopsided

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Kakeesha Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 5:14am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

You mean when they come out of the oven? Sounds like your oven is sitting crooked, or your racks aren't all the way in straight.

 

I never gave thought to this, I keep thinking it is me not spreading level to start with.I have a fan forced oven and am noticing one side is cooking quicker than the other

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maybenot Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 7:22pm
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If you have a convection/"fan forced oven" and your batter is light, the fan is blowing the batter and making one side thinner and the other side higher/thicker.

 

http://bakingsos.com/blog/?p=691

 

If you can turn off the fan, I think you'll be happier with the results.

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Kakeesha Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:01am
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If you have a convection/"fan forced oven" and your batter is light, the fan is blowing the batter and making one side thinner and the other side higher/thicker.

 

http://bakingsos.com/blog/?p=691

 

If you can turn off the fan, I think you'll be happier with the results.

 

Goodness me,now that really could be it,sadly though I cannot turn off the fan.I have been noticing more as I have been practising using small amounts of batter for a rainbow cake.When I fill I will have to level then.Thank you for the link.

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maybenot Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:36am
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My best suggestion would be to try to collar the pan so that the air has less effect on the surface of the batter????  I don't know if it will work, but it might be worth a try.

 

good luck

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BrandisBaked Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:53am
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ATurn the Pan half way through baking.

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Kakeesha Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 4:38am
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Turn the Pan half way through baking.

 

I always thought with sponge you should not open the oven,but I will try anything

What is collar the pan
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Hrudhi Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 11:48am
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my oven is a little crooked; so 15 min into baking I turn my cake once to the exact opposite position and it helps a lot (though not a perfect cake, but better). 

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Kakeesha Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 12:55am
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my oven is a little crooked; so 15 min into baking I turn my cake once to the exact opposite position and it helps a lot (though not a perfect cake, but better). 

 

Yes if I try all suggestions something will improve,I see you are from Australia too

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