Author Topic: Exuberant Cake  (Read 550 times)

Exuberant Cake
« on: July 29, 2012, 11:00:03 am »
What does it indicate when, having followed a cake recipe (involving self-raising flour) accurately, the cake enthusiastically rises lots in the middle, usually cracking and opening up, whereas is should just come out serene and modestly domed?  Does this indicate too hot an oven (our is a fan electric, so does need compensating for) or some other error in preparation?

hellymedic

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Re: Exuberant Cake
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 01:53:04 pm »
All my cakes do that! My Mum's do too so I've always thought it was normal.

hellymedic

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Re: Exuberant Cake
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 02:01:42 pm »
Thinking about it, baking the cake a bit cooler may help but you may have to wait longer for your CAEK and it could be heavier.

CrinklyLion

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Re: Exuberant Cake
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 03:16:47 pm »
That you have a really good excuse for going to town with the chocolate/icing/whatever tasty topping?