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help with high altitude baking

Inchicago Nov 18, 2013 05:49 PM

Dear Chowhound high altitude bakers,
I am in Montana at 6,000 ft after living in the mid-west my whole life. I have learned to adapt a couple of my cake recipes but one of my most favorite has been impossible for me after many attempts. It is Gingerbread Cake with caramel icing recipe from Saveur magazine. It is easily found on line and it is fantastic. . I have tried to add an extra egg, lessen the baking powder, lessen the sugar, etc and yet, I still have ,what we refer to as, a "flat tire". The cake just drops in the middle at the end.
I welcome any help and if you haven't made this cake, try it . It is excellent.
thanks you,

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  1. c oliver RE: Inchicago Nov 18, 2013 06:05 PM

    Your local library may have "Pie in the Sky" :


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      Inchicago RE: c oliver Nov 19, 2013 10:15 AM

      Thanks C
      I have that book and I have tried different things but I clearly don't have the right combination yet.
      I was hoping that a high altitude baker out there might have tried this recipe with success

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        c oliver RE: Inchicago Nov 19, 2013 10:27 AM

        Have you tried entering "high altitude baking" in the topic right corner of this page under your name?

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      callmijane RE: Inchicago Nov 20, 2013 04:39 PM

      Sounds like you may need to increase your oven temp about 25 degrees.

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