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Old 02-26-2008, 04:41 AM   #1
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Burning my cake!

Hi everyone,

I'm new here so first of all I'd like to say a big hello! I'm looking forward to learning a lot, as I'm only a beginner at baking just now.

I was wondering if anyone could either help me, or direct me to a previous discussion about this. Whenever I bake a cake I always end up burning the bottom, sides & top, but the inside doesn't cook properly I place my cake tin on the middle rack of my oven. What am I doing wrong?!

Thanks x

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Old 02-26-2008, 06:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC!! Don't do cakes so unfortunately I can't help you. I am sure there will be a baker along in a minute but you are looking in the right place.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC

Sounds like your oven temerpature is off. If you set the temp to what the recipe calls for and the cakes are burning, your oven is getting a lot hotter than the dial indicates. You should have it calibrated by a service man.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:49 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to DC. My baked goods used to burn too, I tried an oven thermometer and found it off by 100 degrees! Since the oven was old and couldn't find a replacement thermostat for it, we ended up buying a new oven.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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Are you setting the oven to the correct temperature? Try setting the oven to a temperature and with a good thermometer, find out the actual temperature. If it's off from what the oven is supposed to be, then you may need to get it fixed or possibly a whole new oven.

Also, are you making the cake correctly?
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