Why Did My Cake Sink in the Middle?

What causes a cake to sink in the middle?

By nancy


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February 14, 20110 found this helpful

I can only think of 2 reasons
1. you filled the pan with too much batter and the amount of cake couldn't cook in the allotted time, or
2. You took it out of the oven too soon

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February 15, 20110 found this helpful

Make sure your eggs are at room temp when you mix them in, add one egg at a time and alternate with some flour. Don't cook in a too hot an oven and leave to cool slightly in the oven once cooking has finished (with the oven off).
When putting your mixture into the cake tins slightly indent the middle

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February 17, 20110 found this helpful

It does sound like the cake wasn't baked long enough. Next time try doing the toothpick test or at the very least wait until the cake pulls away from the edges of the pan.


Good luck!

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February 18, 20110 found this helpful

Try pulling the batter out to the sides of the pan leaving a small slope toward the middle; then bake as directed.

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