Originally Posted by kakeladi
May I suggest that maybe your oven is off? Have you checked it lately?
I just don't understand why you are having such problems with WASC. Did you use my *original* recipe?
May I also suggest you use your nose instead of a timer
When you can smell that cake aroma wafting through the kitchen/house it is done. I seldom used a timer. I could tell when I smelled it. Being in a busy kitchen I usually was doing something else and not paying attention to clocks.
I do the exact same thing. I don't use a timer(wouldn't know how to use the oven timer if I needed to) I know 100% by smell.
Anyway, I baked the Chocolate WASC last night and the cakes turned out great! I was baking 2-10" cakes. I bake at 300-> I think my oven is a little hotter than most, and they took just over an hour. For the 2-10" cakes I used 3 boxes of cake mix with the added 1/2 ingredients, and it worked great. Got a few cupcakes too.
I do find that the middle of the chocolate WASC sinks a little, but nothing really signifigant. you cannot notice it after the to has been cut off. I do not open the oven until I can smell the cake though, so maybe you just opened it too soon.