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Old 09-27-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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Crispy cake tops

When your cake isn't done on the inside but the top is very crispy, how do you adjust the temperature?

I try pound cake recipes all the time...still looking for the ultimate. Although I believe I have found the BEST, I keep on searching. It's my excuse to keep baking them.

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Old 09-27-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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I'd reduce the temperature. The top seems to be cooking too fast for the interior to cook completely.
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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I'll try it 25 degrees lower next time. Thanks Andy!

They aren't over cooked but the crust is a little thicker than I like.
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When the top is getting too brown and the inside is still goopy, I put a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil on top, shiny side in, for the remainder of the baking time. That helps...

Jan, are you using an oven thermometer? Your oven could be just a little "off."
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:07 PM   #5
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I have a friend who makes the MOST delightful pound cakes and each and every one turns out with this wonderful crust on top that cracks perfectly every time and sides that are crusty, a wonderful moist interior, and a tad of goo right at the bottom. I have never asked her for the recipe but I'll see if I can get it.

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your cake isn't done on the inside but the top is very crispy
Hey, is this how you came up with your "half baked" name???
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They aren't over cooked but the crust is a little thicker than I like.
You probably are making it the way I love it best!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:14 PM   #7
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Kitchenelf!

My oven is off and I do have a thermometer that I go by, June. It just seems like when I think the cake should be done, by the top crust, I stick a long toothpick in and it's just not quite done. I give it about 10 more minutes and all is fine.

I don't mind the crispy crust, I was just wondering what I was doing wrong. The crust isn't that thick...
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So, stop complaining, and eat cake!
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*Stuffing my face with cake and shutting up*

I just have an enquiring mind....
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When your cake isn't done on the inside but the top is very crispy, how do you adjust the temperature?

I try pound cake recipes all the time...still looking for the ultimate. Although I believe I have found the BEST, I keep on searching. It's my excuse to keep baking them.
Have you tried baking the cake in a water bath? That might do some good. Just a thought off the top of my head.
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