Hi everyone, I tried this new vanilla cake recipe, followed the recipe and here is the out product. They are in a 8 by 2 pan, both went into the oven at the same time and both came out of the oven at the same time. I used Wilton's baking strips on the outside, the one on the left (darker) was in the left side of the oven with a strip that has not been washed. the cake on the right was in the right side of the oven with a cake strip that I had washed previously. could this have made such a difference in cooking the two? any insight would be great. thank you.
Baffled with this, need your thoughts please.
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i think it's more likely that your oven is hotter on one side than the other. even the lighter cake looks like it's darker on one side.
many ovens have that problem. if you purchase an inexpensive oven thermometer you can figure it out by moving the thermometer around and recording the temps.
I get that in my home oven. No matter what, the bottom shelf darkens the cake and the upper shelf is perfect. It's definitely uneven heat in your oven.
They do taste different, one is over cooked...drier.
There's no problem opening the oven and moving the cakes while cooking if you're gentle. I have to take one pan out of the oven to rotate mine from shelf to shelf and that works fine.