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Old 01-09-2018, 06:23 AM   #1
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What caused the cracks?

Hi, everyone. I am back to China, which means I am back to cooking and entertaining agak. I bought a new oven and mixer and tried them out last night for the first time. What you see in the photo is the result. New oven, mixer, recipe and even cake pan - this is the first time i have ever used an aluminum pan to bake with. Any ideas why the cracking? Taste was fine.

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:20 AM   #2
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I can't see a photo, so something went wrong on your end or mine.

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Old 01-09-2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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No picture. Some types of cakes can crack if overcooked.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:16 PM   #4
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Can i add a jpeg where it says add video?
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #5
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Go to "manage attachments" and use the "add a file'" section.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #6
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:02 PM   #7
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Now we can see it.

I am not a baker, but my understanding of physics is that the outer/top layer of cake is cooking more and/or faster than the inside. I don't know how to stop it, but maybe baking it slower might work.

Good luck. Someone here will have a better answer.

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Old 01-11-2018, 10:25 AM   #8
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I think it looks great, or 'normal', like a cake or brownies. I'd slap some frosting, or jam or whipped cream on it and eat it.
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I think it looks great, or 'normal', like a cake or brownies. I'd slap some frosting, or jam or whipped cream on it and eat it.
+1. That's just what they do Top it with something yummy and dig in
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:53 PM   #10
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Thanks! The cake did taste very good. I lowered the temp from 175C to 168C to compensate for the thin aluminum pan. I usually use steel or glass baking pans.
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