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grandma'sgirl is asking: (1 answer)
sometimes when I bake my cakes they fall just a little and have a wet spongy texture near the bottom. What causes this to happen?

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Last updated: May 14, 2013 3:35 pm
Posted: May 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Answered by: Goodfood
May 13, 2013 3:15 pm
Oven not baking at the set temp? Are you subbing ingredients and using a proven recipe? Did you measure correctly?
May 13, 2013 4:31 pm
Are you leaving it in the pan too long after you bake it? You should remove it after 5-10 minutes.
May 13, 2013 4:32 pm
Also, it could be that your leavening (baking powder or soda) aren't good any longer. My guess would actually be the oven temperature. You can buy an oven thermometer to measure the heat.
May 14, 2013 8:00 am
It's a cream cheese pound cake, so I don't use any leavening agents. I'm thinking it my thermostate in my oven. I put an oven thermometer in there with it and when I check its saying the temp is right but the last 2 cakes I baked in the oven thats how the cakes turned out. They tasted good though. What do you think about convection ovens?
May 14, 2013 8:47 am
It sounds like it is under baked.
May 14, 2013 3:35 pm
Wait, is convection oven a different question? Did you successfully make this cake in the past using the same recipe and exactly the same ingredients and preparation method? If yes....then I would guess the oven temp is your issue.
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