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Quick cake baking question

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Bumperlicious Tue 23-Sep-08 17:57:10

I'm making Nigella's malteaser cake, but don't have 2 baking tins so am making it in one. My question is, how do I adjust the baking time/temp? The recipe says 25 mins at 170 (GM 3), how do I adjust this for making it in one big tin in a fan oven?


NotQuiteCockney Tue 23-Sep-08 17:58:36

The easiest way is to judge by when a toothpick (or knife) inserted in the middle, comes out clean. I do this for all my cakes, never bother with timings.

Bumperlicious Tue 23-Sep-08 19:23:46

Ok, thanks. Should I up the temp a bit? Seems pretty low for a cake.

NotQuiteCockney Tue 23-Sep-08 20:34:24

Use the same temperature, otherwise the top will burn before the middle is cooked.

AnybodyHomeMcFly Tue 23-Sep-08 20:35:38

What NQC said. Am liking sound of malteser cake, let us know how it goes!

Bumperlicious Wed 24-Sep-08 17:38:17

Thanks for the advice. I kept it at the same temp, but it took and extra 15 mins or so (actually probably could have done with a bit less. Made the icing tonight, which tastes scrummy! Haven't tried the whole thing yet though as I am taking it to a party tonight. Smells great though!

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