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What's going wrong with my sponge cakes.

(19 Posts)
kittylester Tue 15-Sep-20 12:03:55

I am not getting sharp edges like I used to - the edges are all crumbly - only the edges.

This has happened for about the last 6 months or so and I'm not sureive changed anything.

Calendargirl Tue 15-Sep-20 13:01:05

Bet they still taste good.


Elegran Tue 15-Sep-20 13:02:21

Is your oven still giving an accurate temperature?

felice Tue 15-Sep-20 13:19:04

I made Lemon Cupcakes to take to our Quiz night, they looked great ,golden and well risen.
Took one out of the case to try it and it was hollow!!!!!!!

It was as though it had dropped from the bottom up.
Same oven, same temperature, same recipe just weird. It has not happened since.
I made some Lemon Butter Icing and took it along so we could turn the cakes into tarts.

kittylester Tue 15-Sep-20 13:28:12

Well, I've just sandwiched the two halves together and the top layer snapped iyswim. It's a good job it's only friends coming for a brew and not anyone matters! grin Though actually one of them wins prizes for her cakes.

It could be that Elegran, it's 15 years old - I'll have to test it! It cooks everything else ok but they dont need it to be so precise.

Smileless2012 Tue 15-Sep-20 14:21:16

When we moved here there was a new built in cooker/oven. The only two things I couldn't get 'right' were sponge cakes and meringues.

After some serious complaining to Mr. S. we bought a new one and no problems since so I think Elegran could be right; it's your oven kittylester.

kittylester Tue 15-Sep-20 14:24:07

Oooohhhh - can I have a new one too!!

Smileless2012 Tue 15-Sep-20 14:42:09

I'll ask Mr. S.grin.

MawB2 Tue 15-Sep-20 14:43:34

I have a different problem with cakes of any sort - they just don’t keep!

I can’t imagine whyhmm

ClareAB Tue 15-Sep-20 17:28:00

Have you checked your oven temperature? It could be out.

midgey Tue 15-Sep-20 17:42:31

MawB2, I have the same problem, includes biscuits as well!

MawB2 Tue 15-Sep-20 17:54:15

Could it be mice? Or do they evaporate?

kittylester Tue 15-Sep-20 18:03:40

Well, if you ignore the look of it, my cake was very nice!!

Baggs Tue 15-Sep-20 18:45:49

It's taste and texture that count in the end, kittyl 😋

Callistemon Tue 15-Sep-20 19:31:16

The only way to tell is if you make another batch and let us all sample the, kittylester.

Callistemon Tue 15-Sep-20 19:31:40

them 🎂

Parsley3 Tue 15-Sep-20 19:51:52

I have been using Trex for baking and bread making. I find the bread stays fresher longer than when I used butter.

phoenix Tue 15-Sep-20 20:06:13

kitty, send some to me and I will give you my considered opinion! grin

Smileless2012 Tue 15-Sep-20 20:08:49

Me too; anything to helpsmile.