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Old 07-15-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation HOW TO BAKE in an electric oven

NEED DESPERATE HELP S.O.S, bitte hilfe, ayuda, anybody       


ok, listen up ive got this problem with making cakes:
i bought an electric oven specificly a hamilton beach medium sized, its got its temperature,, different baking tweaks such as broil, bake and convection but i cant just make a simple cake I MEAN ITS FRUSTRATING

i use the ingredients you guys would use if you were to cook a cake in a conventional gas oven, 3 eggs, 1 cup of vanilla, 1 cup of butter, 150gr. sugar, 4 cups of all purpose flour and yet i put the cake in the middle of the oven, dont use convection, preheat it at 400 farenheit and then when its in i reduce the temperature to 375f. but it hopelessly fails FAILS, ,
(oh and the pan in which i drop the mix is cristal, some others use aluminium,)..... so by fail i mean it cooks kind of outside in, raw in the center but burned in the outside, it even pops like a balloon
are there any changes in the recipe ingredients or is there something else you would recommend


PLEASE HELP ME i need your help

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Old 07-15-2012, 02:32 AM   #2
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does it have a big enough light bulb?

my sisters used to make cakes in those ovens, and you needed to make sure it had a 100 watt light bulb or better or barbie's souffle' would drop into pudding...


lol, i'm lidding. i'm sure (i hope ) someone will come along to help you. asap! heute! ahora!

btw, it's ayudenme, for the infinitive plural.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:52 AM   #3
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Try using a bright metal pan, and / or baking at a lower temp (325 - 350), testing center for doneness with a bamboo skewer.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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Burned on the outside and raw on the inside says the oven is too hot. Bake at 325 F since you're using a glass pan.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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1 cup of Vanilla??? That's a lot of vanilla, you only need about 1-2 teaspoons.

Lower the oven temp like Andy said.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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I probably would have a failure also with cake that includes 1 cup of vanilla and then baked in an oven that starts out with a 400 degree temp. I think 4 cups of flour sounds like a lot of flour for one cake. Maybe a cook book with ingredients and quantities and correct temperature directions would help.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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My advice:

1. Get an oven thermometer. Oven thermostats can never be trusted. Even if they're right on they might change with age. You need a secondary means of verifying oven temperature besides the thermostat setting. Oven thermometers are cheap.

2. Try baking a package mix just as an experiment.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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thanks a lot mates, ill take into account the less temperature setting and its 1 teaspoon of vanilla, sorry my bad, ill try a new recipe though, here are the ingredients:

chocolate cake
3/4 cup soft margarine or butter
scant 1 cup superfine sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2tbsp unsweetene3d cocoa

preheat the oven to 325 F. grease an 8-inch/20cm round cake pan,
place the margarine, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, and cocoa in a bowl and beat until just smooth.
spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread the top level. bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling, then HOPEFULLY eat.

so what do you guys think, ?
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Gas v electric, the only difference you need to be concerned about is if it were a convection oven. So long as the thermostat is calibrated, temperature, is temperature.

like others have stated, sounds like it is too hot. the reason it's 'popping" is because of the internal temp getting to hot, and steaming, making AIR that needs to get out.

Go lower, and slower, easy fix.


the new recipe suggestion sound more like a proper cake. Remember, the oven is a tool, and it only does as it's told.
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thanks a lot mates, ill take into account the less temperature setting and its 1 teaspoon of vanilla, sorry my bad, ill try a new recipe though, here are the ingredients:

chocolate cake
3/4 cup soft margarine or butter
scant 1 cup superfine sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2tbsp unsweetene3d cocoa

preheat the oven to 325 F. grease an 8-inch/20cm round cake pan,
place the margarine, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, and cocoa in a bowl and beat until just smooth.
spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread the top level. bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling, then HOPEFULLY eat.

so what do you guys think, ?
Looks stingy in the cocoa department; 4 tbs might be more better.
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