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Old 09-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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Cake sinks in middle

Today I made my carrot cake that I have made for years. Sometimes the cake sinks in the middle and maybe someone can help me with this. I thought maybe it was beating it too long and the eggs caused it to rise too high and then sink. I even have tried room temp eggs. I have tried also when cake is done turning off the oven and leaving it open about 12 in" for about 15 mins. before removing. Sometimes it sinks and sometimes it is perfect and I am so puzzled.

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Old 09-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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Sinking in the middle can be a sign the edges are cooking too quickly before the center. Try baking at 325*. :)
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:40 PM   #4
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Have you checked your oven temperature lately? That is what I would do first. I've ruined a lot of "good recipes" by having an oven that decided to go haywire.
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:39 AM   #5
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I haven't checked the oven temp lately but everything else is coming out alright. I have had this trouble no matter what oven I have used.
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:49 AM   #6
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Do you happen to have kids jumping around in the kitchen? Thats my luck!!
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:12 AM   #7
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No kids. I know what you mean though my mother always said to walk softly when she had a cake in the oven.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:14 AM   #8
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I can hear my mother now...I stop dead in my tracks when I say the same darn thing to my kids!!!
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:05 PM   #9
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Maybe your oven isn't cooking it evenly. Do you have any sort of stone in your oven? Not sure if it will help or not, but I've heard that leaving a pizza stone in the oven will help your cakes bake more evenly. ??
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:10 PM   #10
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I own a pizza stone. Where do you put it in the oven. Move the shelf to the bottom and put stone on it or just underneath rack with cake pans?
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