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Calling all Cake Bakers - my victoria sandwich has sunk

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jasmineaha Thu 19-Jul-07 16:00:06

right have made 2 cakes today and
1st was like raw batter even after an hour of cooking #

2 very soft and has sunk -n

help me plus anyone got a foolproof reciepe bday on saturday very stredded.

fingerwoman Thu 19-Jul-07 16:00:49

what recipe did you use? what kind of tin? and what temp did you bake at?

jasmineaha Thu 19-Jul-07 16:02:53

a nigella one for victoria sandwich 180 and 2 8cm pans , its a mess the kitchen and i am not coping damm bday parties/

MintChocChippyMinton Thu 19-Jul-07 16:05:57

if you have time scan this thread for the definitive guide to VSC

fingerwoman Thu 19-Jul-07 16:06:20

hmmm, sure your oven is working ok?

maybe you should give up and try again tomorrow- easy to make mistakes and thigns when you get stressed

I use a basic sponge recipe which is:

6oz self raising flour
6oz caster sugar
6oz butter
3 eggs (large)
splash of milk
few drops vanilla essence

whizz it all up with a hand mixer thingy and divide between 2 tins. should only take around 25 mins to cook (can't think of temp off the top of my head but 180 is prob about right)

Lilymaid Thu 19-Jul-07 16:11:33

Sounds like there is something wrong with your oven thermostat. The recipes posted are the best there are (there is the question of whether to add a teaspoon of baking powder or not that has been discussed on previous threads).

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