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Cake help needed!!

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Littledawley Thu 01-Oct-09 13:46:35

Help!! I need to make DD's birthday cake - have followed my usual sponge recipe but the bloody things just won't cook! I now have one stodgy in the middle cake and two slightly burnt! I am (honestly) usually quite good at cakes - the only new thing today is the tin. Is it possible that the tin is too heavy? I bought it to make my Christmas cake and now have a vague recollection of that taking longer than expected to cook.

Don't want to make another in the same tin and have the same problem - if people think it's the tin then I can go and buy a new one, if it's not the tin then I'm buggered!!

Littledawley Thu 01-Oct-09 13:56:09


dizzydixies Thu 01-Oct-09 21:49:25

have you got an oven thermometer? that should sort out any heat issues

what happened to the tin you normally make your cakes in if this is a new one?

Littledawley Fri 02-Oct-09 08:08:07

Had used this tin as the cake required a square one, my usual favourite is rectangular. I ended up making two more cakes in my usual tin and they were perfect. I used 24 eggs yesterday!! Luckily I was able to salvage the first one to make turrets (Fairy princess castle cake!!)

mackerel Fri 02-Oct-09 08:12:09

I would have thought that it might be too thick if it's a Christmas cake tin. also the proportions - if it's a gigantic mix. You could try a lower temp for longer - I routinely do this as oven a furnace and burns leaving inside raw.

MrsBadger Fri 02-Oct-09 08:28:57

no it isn;t the quality of the tin itself, it's the shape

cook it much cooler for much longer

Littledawley Fri 02-Oct-09 21:38:29

I think that Mackerel may be right - the tin is very heavy and thick. It's all turned out well though and I have just finished decorating my Princess Castle it and am a bit proud! DD will love it!

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