Cake Not Baking Correctly

Baking By mmwallny Updated 23 May 2010 , 12:00pm by leily

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mmwallny Posted 22 May 2010 , 4:19pm
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I have been having a problem lately with my cakes not baking correctly. They are completely overflowing my pans, and taking an abnormally long time to bake through.

I have checked my oven temp, and the freshness and amount of baking powder I am using. I only use The Cake Bible for my recipes and they used to come out perfectly.

Help! icon_cry.gif Any suggestions?

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Cakelayer Posted 22 May 2010 , 7:49pm
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I know this sounds too simple but are you overfilling your pans? Most recipes want you to fill the pans only 1/2 to 2/3 full which would allow the cake to rise without spilling over.


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Ballymena Posted 23 May 2010 , 9:02am
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I agree with Cakelayer

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leily Posted 23 May 2010 , 12:00pm
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I agree with the PP's, it sounds like you're overfilling. This will cause both the overflowing and the cakes to take longer to bake (as they have to pushout the extra batter before they can really start to bake)

I use this chart as a starting guidline on how much batter to put into a pan.

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