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Can I cook 2 Christmas cakes at the same time?

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dontmesswithmytutu Tue 01-Nov-16 11:42:58

I've made 2 of Delia's Christmas cakes smile Can I cook them at the same time? If so, do I need to extend the cooking time massively or would it best to cook individually? Thank you wise baking mumsnetters

4merlyknownasSHD Tue 01-Nov-16 15:27:39

You can certainly cook them at the same time. You may need to cook for longer but if it was me I would open the oven at about 3/4 of the cooking time and turn them round 180 degrees (incase your oven temperatures are not even across the oven, then at the normal time, test the cakes with a skewer. You may need to extend the cooking time then, but will be able to gauge it from there. Fruit cakes like that will not sink like a Victoria Sponge would if you open the oven door too soon.

dontmesswithmytutu Tue 01-Nov-16 19:36:54

thank you 4merly. I ended up doing them separately (sending my gas meter sky high no doubt) but I always make two (not both for me!) so will make a note of that for next year. I would definitely need to turn them as you suggest as the temperature in the oven isn't even. Thanks smile

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