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!!
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!!)
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.