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asked May 27th 2019

oven temperature for larger cakes

Hi i want to bake a 12" x 12" victoria sponge. Various recipes say to bake this size of cake at 160, 180 or 200 degrees. Would 160 degrees Celsius be too low for this size of cake to rise? I think 200 degrees would be to high.

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Hi Barbara

It depends on how deep the recipe bakes and whether it is for a fan oven or non-fan oven. I normally stick to the given temperature and keep an eye and nose on the bake. I bake at 160c fan oven for approx 45 -50 minutes for that size. Obviously, all ovens vary so it is essential to babysit the cake until done.

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Thank you MIWL
i baked it at 180c non fan for 50 mins. It might have been a touch high but the cake looks good!

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Yes, that would be 160 c fan which is what I have. Iā€™m still experimenting with temperatures with my new oven. My old oven would have baked at 140c fan or 160c non fan. I bake in sandwich tins. Since they are shallow, the baking time is less. Glad your cake turned out fine. Thank you for your fed back. šŸ™‚