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asked January 16th 2013

Baking the chocolate cake

Instructions were to preheat oven to 150. Does this still apply to a fan oven?


Hi Annie

Fan ovens have to be reduced between 10-20 degrees. Best to consult your oven handbook for the manufacturer’s recommendations, or of course you’ll know how hot your oven gets. I baked originally on 130 fan, second bake on 135 fan. Sometimes it’s a case of gauging for best results. There is lots of information for this recipe in popular questions, might be worth having a peek.

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