Sponge Cake Disaster! Please Help!

Baking By Jasmin32 Updated 2 Nov 2012 , 9:48pm by KoryAK

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Jasmin32 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 4:17am
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I have an order for a pair of breasts cake! I went out and bought a round pyrex bowl as it was the same price as renting a bowl cake tin so seemed the better option!

First I must have filled the bowl too high as it was completely raw in the middle after over an hour and a half! The bowl I'm using isn't even very big.

I tried it again, I put an upside-down flower nail in the bottom of the bowl and filled the mixture up to the tip of the nail. It has now been in the oven for over an hour on a low heat, the outside I can see is starting to get very dark brown, the inside is still raw so I keep scooping mixture out to help cook what's left in it and will refill it with some cupcakes or something after. It's like a massive well now, what's left inside of where I've scooped out is still really moist, I wouldn't say runny but it's certainly not 'spongy' all the outside sponge looks dry and overcooked. The centre doesn't seem to be cooking any more how ever long I leave it?!

I don't know what to do! It looks a mess!

Thanks so much for your answers.

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Pearl123 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 9:40am
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What temperature are you baking at?
Perhaps your oven temp is not correct? It sounds like its not heating enough, and the outside is heating up but no heat getting to the middle.

For that long, it should be burning at that point, not undercooking.

Also the opening and closing and scooping out mixture, thats definitely ruining the cake too. At this point you're wasting money on the batter by now too...

Sorry not much help but hope you get it right!

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Tails Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 2:54pm
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Dont you have to change cooking times if baking in glassware?

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leah_s Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 3:18pm
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Yes. decrease by 25 degrees for glass.
Really sounds like the oven is off. The outside should not be dark if the inside is raw.

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Lynne3 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 7:01pm
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Do you have a heating core?
They are real cheap and work well. It turns the bowl into a sort of bundt pan (hole in the middle)

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poohsmomma Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 9:11pm
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Could you bake a shallower dome shape and sit it on a round layer...a two-layer breast?

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Srkstrickland Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 6:52pm
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AThis was happening to my cakes about a week before the heating element in my oven completely went out. Good luck hun

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milkmonkey Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 7:53pm
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I am not a professional baker at all but your oven sounds off. I would maybe just make two bundt cakes in a bundt tin and then fill the middle with cupcakes if you can. And the cover them with fondant or whatever you were planning on doing originally. I have to say I made my god daughter a 'barbie' doll dress cake 4 years ago and I used a Pyrex bowl and no problems with baking the middle so that is why I think its your oven. Maybe use a different recipe too not sure if that would help at all.

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KoryAK Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 9:48pm
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You can always bake regular round cakes in regular pans and carve them down

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