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What the???? Did this ever happen to you? (see pic)

post #1 of 32
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I have never had this happen before and I am baffled! The cake also feels like it weighs a ton, so I'm wondering if the consistency is like a brick...I guess I can taste a piece of the middle.

So! Any ideas why/how this happened??? It's so weird!

Thanks so much!
LL
post #2 of 32
Are you sure you didn't leave something out of the recipe when you were mixing? Yikes, that is weird!
post #3 of 32
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yeah, pretty sure i mixed everything...i've made the cake a bunch of times too and this never happened. actually i baked 2 layers and the first one had a little mound on top but underneath looked fine (this pic is from the bottom of the cake, i guess i should have mentioned that). i just hope it tastes good, i don't have time to make another layer!! icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 32
Omg--the pod people strike again~~Crop Circles!! er agh Cake Circles!!!

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That's kinda cool though--three of 'em, not bad.
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post #5 of 32
I had one like this yesterday, but I've seen it before in eggless cakes. I think that you either forgot one of the leaveners or some of the eggs. I know you said that you put everything in, and I swear that I put everything in the one I did yesterday, but sometimes when I do vegan cakes they look like this if the balance is off.

You might want to cut a plug out of the center to check the texture, because the one that I did yesterday was way too dense. I had to re-do it, unfortunately. I blame my husband, who came into the kitchen and was trying to have a conversation while I was measuring ingredients! icon_mad.gif
post #6 of 32
icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif !!!!!!!I'm getting goose pimples all over my arms just looking at this!I'm sorry but I've never seen this form of turnout in a cake and I'm baffled icon_confused.gif Mine in times past has sunk in the middle slightly but 3 deep craters icon_lol.gif please I'll like to know why to avoid making the same mistake whatever it could be.
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post #7 of 32
That is bizarre! One more reason to have my mise en place, um, in place icon_lol.gif before I start mixing the batter!
post #8 of 32
I wonder if they were just huge air bubbles in your batter?? Do you tap your pans after filing??
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post #9 of 32
I had one of those the other day! Just one big sink hole! In the middle! WEIRD! But mine was ok. I mean, it tasted ok. And the customer never commented so, i guess everything was ok. icon_confused.gif
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post #10 of 32
I think youy pushed a lil to hard checking for doneness. icon_biggrin.gif

Sorry, I think it's the leaveners also.

Mike
post #11 of 32
Whoa! That ain't right! icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 32
I've had that happen with pound cake before. Mine were from air bubbles and I assume yours is too. I don't know how bubbles that big can get trapped, but that's what it had to be. I know I didn't leave anything out of mine. I had to rebake.
post #13 of 32
are they bubbles or sink holes? i thought they were sink holes.
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post #14 of 32
Holy pot holes Batman!!! That is some strange stuff!
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post #15 of 32
OMG!!! That pothole just swallowed your cake!!! Did you put eggs in it? What recipe did you use?
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