We'll show you how to fix all the common problems that occur when making a cake - and how to stop it happening next time! 10 common baking problems fixed!1. My cake didn't rise What's the problem? My cake didn't rise and is as flat as a pancake. Can I fix it? If you forgot to put the baking powder or didn't use self-raising flour, then there's nothing you can do to fix it.
If the top crust forms and sets before the cake has finished rising, the middle will try to push through the crust as it continues to bake, causing it to crack and possibly dome. Check your oven with an oven thermometer and reduce the temperature accordingly if it is running hot. If the temperature is reading as correct or the. If your cake layers are completely falling apart but still taste good, crumble them into pieces and make a trifle by layering the cake pieces in a deep bowl with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Your secret is safe with us. How to prevent a crack: If the top of your cake is cracked, your oven is probably too hot. This can cause the. Emotion Thesaurus Epub there.
The cake's not destined for the bin though, if the cake is still soft and spongy and not overcooked, then it's good enough to eat. You could cut it into chunks and top with buttercream or icing for mini cakes instead - no one has to know! If it's not completely cooked and you've definitely added the rising agent, pop it back into the oven and bake for longer. Double check the temperature and make sure it's correct - it may just be that your oven is a little too cool. What to do next time? • Remember to add your baking powder next time. • If you've chosen a complicated recipe, swap it for something simpler like a classic chocolate sponge.
• Make sure your baking tin is the right size - if it's too big the mixture won't rise enough to fill it. • And last but not least, don't over whisk your mix. Once your ingredients are combined, that's it - stop whisking and get baking! My cake is greasy What's the problem? My cake is really shiny and greasy and I have no idea why! Can I fix it? If your cake's cooked properly, but is a little greasy, you could cover the top in chocolate and let it set to disguise the grease.