Blinkin' Delia. She said 4.75 hours but not to even peek until 4 horus had passed. After 3.5 I smelled burning and the top has burned slightly in the centre. I did everything right (all the brown paper gubbins) and I know my oven temp is accurate, grrrrr.
Anyway, my question is - do you think the cake will taste alright? It's only a little bit on the very top and I have to cut that bit off anyway, to level it. But will the burned taste have permeated through the cake and will it be all dry and horrid inside? (the sides are quite dry). I'll be feeding the cake fortnightly until Xmas so hopefully that should help with the dryness to some extent.