Mud Cake Dilemma - Hollow, Cracked And Super Dense

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gk_2v Posted 13 Aug 2015 , 2:02am
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55cbfa9b47c02.jpeg55cbfa9c8c519.jpeg55cbfa9da6182.jpeg55cbfa9ebbf0e.jpegIm a mud cake newbie and need some help and advice.

I recently attempted a mississippi mud cake (a mix from a cake decorating store) as a trial run and it appeared to go fairly well until i flipped the cake and saw that it was semi hollow on the bottom- so this is my first problem. What causes this?

Second question- why would it crack on top?

Third question- is is supposed to be really dense? I cut it in half and the consistency seems really thick more like a brownie but it does take like a mud cake still.

The facts:

I followed the recipe exactly in regards to quantities. Used a 10 inch pan without baking strips or tenting. I baked for 80 mins at 150c because i know my oven runs a little hot. Ive baked normal mud cakes before and they worked fine. The photos were taken after 24 hours (and i let the cake cool overnight in the pan)

Please help!

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