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asked July 11th 2012

How to bake a flat sponge cake?

Can you give me some tips on how to make a flat cake or a good sponge recipe please, I tried the wet cloth around the tin methode but it made my cake not rise at all

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Can you give me some tips on how to make a flat cake or a good sponge recipe please, I tried the wet cloth around the tin methode but it made my cake not rise at all

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Hey Banaz

Is it a vanilla or chocolate sponge you’re looking for? Paul has a good chocolate sponge recipe here: http://www.cakeflix.com/online-cake-decorating-courses/free/moist-chocolate-recipe

Also, baking the cake at a lower temperature ( i do mines at 130 degrees in a fan assisted oven) for a longer time can help the cake rise evenly and so leaving you with a more even surfaced sponge.

 

Hope this helps!

Paula

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I use Wilton bake even strips around my tins and also put a bowl of water at the bottom of my oven. I’ve also heard putting a heavy baking sheet over the top of the cake tin helps to bake it flat. Baking lower and slower helps as well.

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Thanks for your answers,  I’ve also heard that the cake batter should have a runny consistency,  is that right?

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That is correct Banaz, don’t be tempted to open your oven door too soon other wise the cake will sink. Give it an extra 5 or 10 mins extra if necessary. Booootiful cake!

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Thanks you madeitwithlove

 

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