I've just made this cake for the first time. The flavour is good, hence the four stars. However, I have had trouble with the baking time. After being in the oven (fan assisted) for 40mins at the recommended temperature, the cake was still uncooked in the middle, so I put it back in the oven for increments of 5mins, testing after each additional 5mins. After an hour and ten minutes the cake was cooked through to the middle but had a crunchy, overcooked layer round the outside. I baked it in a 1kg silicone loaf tin and I'm wondering if this created too great a depth of cake mixture to cook in the 40mins given in the recipe. Perhaps I should have used two sandwich tins instead of the loaf pan. Can anyone advise me? Has anyone had a similar experience? I don't want to give up on this recipe as I think it's a good one and my husband loves spice cake!
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I've just made this cake for the first time. The flavour is good, hence the four stars. ...