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Old 09-07-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Cake problem

So I had some left over batter from my 1st cake that I made so I decided to bake the leftover cause wasting is bad xD. The 2nd portion was half the portion of the 1st batch in the baking pan. Anyways when I baked this portion it turned all hard and gel like, it was like one of those gel paddings you get for your computer keyboard haha. what happened? The 1st cake turned out fine though.

Well just a little show . here's my finished product with the first cake.
but anyways back on topic. what is wrong with the 2nd batch?


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Old 09-07-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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Two thoughts, did the batter sit for any length of time? And did you use the same sized pan for 1/2 the amount of batter?

In the first scenario, the cake would lose its rise from sitting either because the chemical reaction was done or because the air you beat into the batter dissipated.

In the second scenario, you would have a really flat pancake like result if the pan was too large.

A combination of these things would likely result in what you describe. Just my opinion though.
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yes i let it set and i used the same sized pan for the 2nd time around
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