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Offline I Love Bimby!

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Cake help
« on: June 14, 2009, 02:06:27 pm »
Hi,
Hoping you can help me with my cake dilema.  ??? Since moving my cakes always rise high in the center and not evenly.  I though ages ago I had read that the oven is too hot. I have fan forced oven so usually cook about 10C less than the recipe asks for anyway. But do you think I can find where I read it??  :-[
I'm sure one of you will have the answer for me... please???  ;)  ;D
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Re: Cake help
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 12:49:14 am »
Probably the oven is too hot and the sides cook too quickly so that the middle of the mix then expands and breaks thru.

There are other reasons - but that would be the most likely.  Try dropping the temp about 10-20 deg next time.
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Re: Cake help
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 07:19:38 am »
Hi,  I find that when I am baking I DONOT use the fan.  Doing this gives a much better result. 

Hope this helps,

Trudy

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Re: Cake help
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 09:49:25 am »
Don't laugh - this could happen to you :o :o :o

Thought I'd try the orange muffins posted by trudy but also had read her solution for cakes rising too much in the middle (see above).  Thought I would try it without the fan so turned the oven on, proceeded to mix and prepare muffins for the oven.  Put them in the oven - what, it's stone cold!!!  Just found out my oven doesn't work if the fan function isn't turned on ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Cake help
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 09:55:23 am »
neither does mine judy lol

ILB i'm sure i've read that a very damp (but not dripping) towel / tea towel wrapped around the outside of your tin helps. but i tried to find the source and couldn't.
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Re: Cake help
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 12:28:23 pm »
Probably the oven is too hot and the sides cook too quickly so that the middle of the mix then expands and breaks thru.

There are other reasons - but that would be the most likely.  Try dropping the temp about 10-20 deg next time.

Thanks Thermomixer. That sounds like it. Will try reducing it the oven further next time  ;) ;D

Hi,  I find that when I am baking I DONOT use the fan.  Doing this gives a much better result. 

Hope this helps,

Trudy

Thanks Trudy - unfortunatly the when the oven is on so is the fan - there's no way to operate them seperatly. It's just a stock standard cheap oven.  Thankfully only renting. But when I get my own place....
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Re: Cake help
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 12:29:44 pm »
neither does mine judy lol

ILB i'm sure i've read that a very damp (but not dripping) towel / tea towel wrapped around the outside of your tin helps. but i tried to find the source and couldn't.

Thanks Karen. You have told me that before - I totally forgot about that.  Thanks. Hopefully I'll remember next time  ;) ;D

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