Does your cake have a dome in the middle? Or has turned out into a sunken mess? Find out how to make the perfect cake every time.
Top 10 Cake Tips
Are you overwhelmed with the amount of cake recipes there are out there? Or are you struggling to get perfectly flat sponge layers?
I have compiled a list of my top 10 cake tips to help you make the best sponge every single time! Take a look >
What if the only flour you had available was bread flour – can I use bread flour for cake? Baking is always about exploring possibilities, so let’s find out whether you can use bread flour for making a regular cake and what will happen if it’s the only choice available!
Give this a read below to see how I figured out the answers to my question “Why is my cake sinking in the middle?” and how I managed to fix it!
The main reason why your cake domes in the middle is because your oven is too hot. When you place your cake batter in the oven, it starts to cook at different speeds.
The outer edge of the cake begins to cook first, with the middle of the cake having more time to bake and rise. By the time the whole cake has baked, the outer edges are burnt and the centre has domed.
The key to perfectly risen cake is knowing what ingredient makes a cake rise. Once you have a clearer understanding of the different raising agents available and know how to use them properly, you will (hopefully) never have a flat cake again.
Who doesn't love a moist, decadent, melt in the mouth cake? Cakes are the perfect treat, whether it's for a birthday, a wedding, or even just for tucking into on a Saturday evening watching Netflix. You really can't go wrong with cake. But, when it comes to baking it,...