I need help with baking my cakes. The sides of the cake roll and come out hard while the center of the cake rises. Could somebody please help me to correct this problem.
I bake all my cakes at 325 degrees.
Are you sure your not over baking them?
Try to bake a cake roll higher up in your oven (not the bottom rack).
Also, do you have a thermometer in your oven? If not, you should get one (available in most supermarkets) because what the temperature says on the knob or outside of the oven is often wrong. Your oven is most likely too hot.
Hope this helps!
you know I had that problem and then I started using the flower nail....if you haven't heard of the trick you grease it as you would your pan and lay it in the bottom of the pan and then fill with batter...the nail acts as a heating core and helps to get the middle of the cake done sooner (as much as 10 minutes sooner for me the other day) so the edges don't get so overdone.
As Monica0271 suggested, I would lower the temp to 325. Maybe move your oven rack which the cake is on up one level.
do you open you oven after youve put it to bake? that might be the problem.
you're just having a heating issue of the middle not heating as fast as the outside, and so the outer edges overcook. If you use the flower nail for larger cakes and reduce the temp like everyone said, it works great. On really large cakes I use a heating core. The Wilton bake-even strips work pretty well, too, and a great recipe helps too.