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Why would the center of a Prune Cake collaspe at the end of cooking?

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  1. could be physics, could be chemistry, could be both. everything from altitude to humidity to old baking powder to uneven oven temperature can cause a cake to collapse.

    can you provide more information about the recipe so we can help you troubleshoot? and have you checked your oven temperature with a thermometer to confirm that it's calibrated properly and heating evenly?

    1. Is it possible it was meant to? Was there a photograph which showed a non-sunken cake? I ask because I have a recipe for a prune and armagnac cake which is flourless and intended to be damp and 'puddingy' rather than light and spongy. Just a thought!

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      1. re: flashria

        can you share that recipe? It sounds like heaven to me!

        1. re: magiesmom

          http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/ty...

          Here's a link - hooray for Delia Smith!

          1. re: flashria

            That looks good. Love St. Delia.