Avoid Cakes with Rounded Tops

Cake made with flat beater

Cooking Question? Ask Karen! 🙂

I love it when people ask questions, because it lets me know how I can help. A recent cooking school attendee asked me, “How can I keep my cakes from puffing up in the center as they bake?”

I have a few suggestions to help prevent this issue, and I baked a couple of cake layers (using a basic cake mix) to illustrate the differences.

Mixing cake with flat beaterCake #1:

·I beat the cake batter as directed on the cake mix box using the flat beater attachment on my mixer.

· I tapped the filled cake pan lightly on the counter several times before putting the cake in the oven.

· I baked the cake on a rack in the upper third of the oven cavity.

Mixing cake with wire whip

 

 

 

 

Cake #2:

·I beat the cake batter as directed on the cake mix box using the wire whip attachment on my mixer.

· I did not tap the filled cake pan on the counter.

· I baked the cake on a rack in the bottom portion of the oven.

 

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