Help-My Angelfood Cake is Falling
- Nancy S. Jan 28, 2005 11:44 AM
I don't know what happened. I have made the Cake Bible's chocolate lover's angelfood cake many, many times. This time, however, when I turned it upside down, a piece of the top detached, and then, about thirty minutes later, the cake disengaged from the pan. This has never happened before. I'm sure that it's not under-baked, and I don't think that it's over-baked either (but I'm not entirely sure, although I baked it for the usual amount of time). I have left it in the pan, but I turned the pan sideways to prevent further disaster. Should I start all over again?
I served it last night and it was delicious. Comparing it to my previous cakes, I would say that this one was maybe a bit denser, but since it is angelfood it was still quite light. The taste was delicious -- most likely because the eggs were very fresh, the vanilla was Nielsen-Massey and the chocolate was Scharffen Berger.
Angel food cakes do mysterious things sometimes. I've made a hundred of them and once (thankfully only once), the whole cake let go of the pan, slid down the bottle I had it turned upside down on, and landed, split, on the countertop. I have no idea what happened. You would think there might have been grease on the pan sides, but I used that pan for only angel food cake (unless some unauthorized family member used the pan w/out my knowledge...which I doubt).
I made one last week that seemed smaller than usual. Who knows? I think I do everything exactly the same every time.
Were you going to ice it? Frosting covers so many sins. Good luck.