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asked July 31st 2012

Help..my cake has raw bits!!

Hi..I baked my cake for allocated time..it was well risen and tested for doneness and cake tester came out clean. I cooled it in tin and just levelled it and tunes it out and I can see uncooked bits. They might just be surface and when I layer it tomorrow I will be able to see properly, but I’m panicking now!! Why has this happened??

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Hi..I baked my cake for allocated time..it was well risen and tested for doneness and cake tester came out clean. I cooled it in tin and just levelled it and tunes it out and I can see uncooked bits. They might just be surface and when I layer it tomorrow I will be able to see properly, but I’m panicking now!! Why has this happened??

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Hi Gucci906

You haven’t said which cake you baked. I have experienced this with chocolate cakes mainly, or with cakes which have a lot of fluid content eg. sour cream or butter milk. When I’ve layered them the cakes definitely have raw bits and could have done with another 5 or 10 minutes. I also found using those thin cake testers come out clean even though the cake isn’t quite done. I now use a sharp vegetable knife and find that is a more accurate tester. It’s up to you now whether you bake again or hope the filling in the cake will cover up the raw bits, sometimes it does.¬† Good luck, hope you sort it.

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I’ve got caught out by that a couple of times. I find that the best way is to, once you have put the tester in the cake vertically, to test it again with the¬†tester at an angle of about 450. I haven’t had any problems since doint it this way. I hope that helps

 

Lynda

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