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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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