Anytime I try and bake either a mini cake or mini dome cakes, basically anything mini, the cake bakes just fine then when I take it out it sinks down very far, why? I use a box cake and add pudding mix, sour cream, an extra egg, a little sugar and flour, is that why it goes flat?
Please help, thank you
Also is there an easier way to do mini's? I tried the sheet cake and cutting them out but the cake just crumbled.
Are you sure that your oven is the correct temp. I know that can affect it, also if you open the oven during baking, that can cause them to fall also. I have not found the easiest way to do minis. I love to do them, but they are buggers to decorate. Hope someone else can answer that. Good luck!
I haven't had this problem but would be interested to see what others say. Whenever I have a cake baking I "warn" the rest of my family to not open the oven door--- "If you're lookin', it ain't cookin!"
I use a boxed cake mix but only add what the box says so I'm not sure if the extra ingredients caused this or not--maybe it is the pudding mix???
Someone told me that Duncan Hines is the way to go.
There is a recipe somewhere on this site for making Dense cake used for 3D cakes.
Good Luck and I hope you figure out what it causing this!
Here's are petit four threads that might be helpful:
(Mini's are just larger petit fours.)
The WASC cake (and variations) makes a nice cake:
I have had this happen a few times and it turned out that I was taking them out of the oven *just* when they were done. Now, when they are *just* done I leave them in for another minute or 2 (or 3 or 4...) and have not had this problem again!