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.
·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.
·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.