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asked December 16th 2018

Paul’s chocolate cake – 10″ square baking times

Please can you advise on how long I should bake a 10" square cake in a fan oven, using Paul's chocolate cake recipe. Would you recommend that I split the mix and bake in two halves?


Hi josie

This should take 2hrs at 130c fan oven. However, as all ovens bake differently, keep an eye and nose on the cake. Don't open the oven door at all for the full 2 hrs then check it for doneness with a wooden skewer. If it's done take it out of the oven and leave it to cool completely before unmoulding. If the skewer comes out with wet batter, carry on baking checking every 5 mins until done.

This recipe has had varying results so, for lots of hints and tips from our members, please do have a browse at the following thread:

‘Paul’s moist chocolate cake’ My feed back

I hope the comments in the thread will be useful. If you need more information just post back. Good luck and enjoy!