So I made a lovely cake, I baked it, checked it was cooked though and took the golden brown and beautiful thing from the oven and turned it onto a wire tray to cool. It slopped through the wire and onto the worktop.
I am not best pleased to say the least! The temperature was right, the mix was right, the timings were right (made it a million times and used a timer). What happened?? I did soften the bitter and sugar together in the oven as the butter was rock hard. Could that have caused it?
I don't know. But I once followed a recipe for Victoria sponge I'd made many times before and got two biscuity pancakes. I checked and rechecked that recipe but I hadn't made a mistake. My only advice. Don't tell your DH. Mine likes to remind me about the 'ridiculously bad' cake I made every time I say I'm going to bake.
It possibly just needed longer to cook. A good way of checking is to stick a clean knife into the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean, it's cooked through - if it's not cooked through the knife will come out with cake mix stuck to it.