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Help! Urgent! Help! Urgent! Caketastrophe in progress!

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shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 10:56:08

I'm making this cake. Friend's birthday - he and his partner are staying at our house.

I doubled the recipe because my cake tins are large. It's been in the oven at the correct temp for 25 mins. Top is starting to brown, but MIDDLE IS STILL REALLY WET!!

What do I do??!

AnthonyPandy Thu 05-May-16 10:59:09

Try turning the temperature down slightly.

FeelingSmurfy Thu 05-May-16 10:59:36

Put tin foil over to stop the top browning

SnuffleGruntSnorter Thu 05-May-16 11:00:20

Do both of the above!

shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 11:00:35

OK, it's on gas 1.5ish instead of gas 3. I've covered the tops with baking parchment - is that right?

shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 11:01:01

Aaaargh, at this moment I discover I have no tin foil sad

AnthonyPandy Thu 05-May-16 11:01:29

and by the way there is no such thing as a cake disaster. If it's not right, eat it and bake another one. Then help the birthday boy eat that one too. Win win.

AnthonyPandy Thu 05-May-16 11:02:49

From 3 I would go to 2, not 1.5 I think.

shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 11:02:55

The trouble is, they are here later on today! And I have to finish a piece of writing before then!! I have left this too late, I know. sad

shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 11:03:28

Turned up to 2, thank you anthony

shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 11:10:13

OK, they've been on for 10 minutes extra. Still really gooey in the middle sad Will try another 10.

AnthonyPandy Thu 05-May-16 13:11:01

Keep it in until middle is cooked, however long that is. When it is cold, if the crust is too hard then slice it off with a sharp knife, top and sides. If the whole thing is too hard, then it will be good served with something like custard (hot) or similar. Cake is cake, it's just a lemon cake at the moment, pouring cream all over it (when it is cut and served) would also be good. It might not end up looking like Delia's but that's ok.

AnthonyPandy Thu 05-May-16 13:11:39

Oh sorry it's probably out now, isn't it!

shovetheholly Thu 05-May-16 13:15:30

It took an hour!! shock

I have cut the burnt bits off and covered it with icing. It is not the most gorgeous cake you have ever seen, but it will pass muster! THANK GOD!

Thank you so much AnthonyPandy - I think I was tempted to sit on the floor and cry, but you have saved the day!!

AnthonyPandy Thu 05-May-16 13:46:55

That's good! Cake is always a success in my eyes!

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