I cannot stress this enough - grease, flour and add a circle of parchment paper to your pan! Foolishly, I did not heed the advice of other reviewers and have cakes missing their tops and a heap of cake crumbs in the bottom of my pans.
I found that I needed to keep the cake in the oven longer - I did not make 3 9 inch - only 2 8 inch so, not surprisingly, the centres were a bit raw. Another reviewer suggested preheating the oven to 350 and then knocking it down to 325 when you put in the cake - this may have taken care of the bit which did not cook through properly. (Although the recipe called for 4 eggs - I managed on 3 large ones as I couldn't be bothered to go out to the store for another dozen. I seemed to have gotten away with it.)
I experienced difficulty in frosting the cake as chunks were coming away when I applied it. That may be down to my technique and not the cake itself.
The cake is for a party tomorrow afternoon so I do not have "flavour" feedback.
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I cannot stress this enough - grease, flour and add a circle of parchment paper to your pan! ...