Carrot Cake disaster
Hello all, I'm new to this forum and relatively new to baking as well. I was hoping some of you savvy folk might have some advice for me.
At work we have a carrot cake recipe that my boss has made several times in the past with no problems. I have also made it successfully in the past, although it did always take quite a while to bake. Recently, however, it seems that ever single time I make it there are parts in the center that refuse to bake no matter how long I leave it in the oven. It does rise, but is still on the dense side. We make cupcakes from our extra cake batter and those always come out beautifully - from the same batter that refuses to bake as a cake. I can't figure out what I must be doing to cause this problem and it's driving me nuts. Any ideas?