Help! My Cakes Never Rise

Decorating By Livelifelove Updated 7 Jun 2014 , 5:15pm by pastrypet

Livelifelove Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 9:31pm
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AHi I'm 15 years old and a begginer baker. I have always bake but never properly. Everytime I make a cake it never rises it cools but doesn't rise at all.

My ingredients:

2 eggs Self raising flour (normal amount) Caster sugar (normal amount) Margarine (normal amount) Baking powder (normal amount)

All replies would be helpful thanks so much X

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pastrypet Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 7:45am
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Could you list the actual amounts you use? "Normal amount" doesn't mean anything.

 

Both self-rising flour and baking powder lose their ability to "lift" over time. Are yours fresh or have you had them for a while?

Livelifelove Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 8:58am
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Original message sent by pastrypet

Could you list the actual amounts you use? "Normal amount" doesn't mean anything.

Both self-rising flour and baking powder lose their ability to "lift" over time. Are yours fresh or have you had them for a while?

I got my baking powder and self raising flour a week ago. I use a teaspoon if baking powder, 100g of margarine, 100g self raising flour, 100g of caster sugar

Nadiaa Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 10:25am
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AAre you aware the rising happens in the oven? It will deflate slightly as the hot air leaves the cake though but should still stay nice and high. Can you post a copy of your recipe and even a photo of a baked cake? A photo will help a lot with troubleshooting.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 11:25am
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with self rising flour you don't usually need additional baking powder

Livelifelove Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 11:26am
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A[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3247079/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

That's my cake and it always turns out like that

pastrypet Posted 7 Jun 2014 , 5:15pm
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I agree, K8, and we need to see the recipe.

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