Cracks In Top Of Pound Cake

Decorating By Diane56 Updated 16 Nov 2008 , 3:47am by KKC

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Diane56 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:47pm
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Every since I switched to using a Kitchen Aid mixer, I'm having problems with my cakes. The tops are hard and cracked. Am I mixing too long? Please help!!! I have several cakes to do for the holiday.

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JoAnnB Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:33pm
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The KA is more powerful than a hand mixer, and you could be over beating. I use the beater instead of the whip. You should also check your oven thermometer.

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pastrygirl33 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:19am
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Yes I agree These mixers are very powerful and sometimes we don't know when to stop. But you know some cakes are supposed to crack on top,.It all depends what you r doing.

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KKC Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:47am
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I've always believed that poundcakes are suppose to be cracked at the top..i love the hard & cracked top part of the pound cake...thats the only part of the pound cake i eat.

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