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Sandwich tin Pam.
Oh Do you have 2 sandwich tins you could put the mixture inif they are about 6" ones? I can't see that you are doing anything wrong. I cook my cakes on no.4 middle shelf for about the same time as you - When I think they are nearly ready I press the top gently - it should spring back when cooked.
They do spring back, but then sink!! Well, at least I know the recipie is ok. Most times I make double the mixture, and make 1 big cake, and the fairy cakes. Could I be putting too much in the tin?
Hello, all--you have been busy on here.
Beef Wellington looks delish--must try that sometime.
Just coming up to noon here, and we are back to grey drizzle. Last night watched the Golden Globes, which was more entertaining than most awards shows. Tina Fey and Amy Pohler did a good job of hosting, and Adele won for best song-Skyfall.
Then it was time for Downton--poor Edith, can't catch a break. That was brutal.
So I had square eyeballs after that. And so to bed.
No, I made the cake instead seeing as you all said it was okay to use normal sugar. Jess didn't want scones. But will make them this weekend instead.
Becks- why add milk? If you are using large eggs as well then will be too wet & it will sink!
I do 4oz SR flour + a bit (say half teaspoon baking powder), 4oz marg/butter, 2 eggs (usually medium in this house, but large ok) but I dont add any milk. Zap in processor & into 2x 6ins tins 18-20 mins 180C.
Sorry non metric. Used that recipe for yrs. Cake done when mixture just coming away from sides of tin, springs back with slight finger prod! very technical here
Any help? J.
I don't know why milk jo! It was in the recipie book! My eggs are medium.
Medium eggs fine. Like I said I still think your mixture was too wet. Butter tends to make a 'firmer' mixture IME than say stork/blueband type margarines.
Anyway, all is not lost. Have you still got the cake you did? Flat, sunk cake excellent trifle sponge! ok a bit cold outside, but why not? J.
I still cut it in half, jammed it, and ate it!! I wouldn't waste it!
Well thankyou both, my lovelies. Will try half filling my tin like Pam said, and no milk.
Sorry Nola, took madam up to bed. Right. I think I've got it. How do you know the eggs are going to curdle??
You lot must think I'm a right dumbass!! Can't bake a basic cake. But I am a PC whizz!!
I just chuck everything in my mixing bowl, and whisk the lot with an electric mixer.
Right. Everything is noted. I may try tomorrow.
I don't add milk to sponge cake, just the eggs. When I first started to bake my cakes were a bit hit and miss, my son used to say would I bake a "failure cake" he thought they were ok. Even the best cook/baker doesn't always get it right.