Emergency - cakes are in the oven! Joy of Cooking Sponge cake recipe error!! (ETA crisis averted)
- maplesugar Aug 27, 2011 10:19 AM
Thought I read through everything get to the baking instructions and it says: "Bake until the top springs back when lightly pressed and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean; about 2 minutes for two round pans, 40 to 50 minutes for a springform or tube pan." TWO minutes??? Surely they mean 20???
I can test for doneness but TWO minutes?! Baking for dear daughter's 10th birthday party this afternoon so no time for a do-over.
LOL Thanks Isolda I needed that. Yes at 20 minutes they were done. Really glad I trusted my instincts and the toothpick test.
On to the main menu while the cakes cool and the pastry cream thickens up in the fridge. All I need now is someone to put laundry away and pass the vacuum and it might look like I was prepared for today ;)
20 minutes isn't enough to bake a cake. Just check it after about 30 minutes to see if it has started to pull away from the sides of the pan/springs back when touched lightly/the cake tester comes out clean. I don't know what temp you're baking at and don't have the cookbook handy and that will of course make a difference in baking times, but unless it's a very flat cake 20 minutes won't do it.