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Baking 101: Here Are Some Common Baking Mistakes, Why It Happens & How To Fix It

The Real Reason To Your Kitchen Disasters!

How many times have you woken up with excitement to bake a nice cake and it turns out to be a sunken disappointment? You probably wonder why it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to. But actually, there are many reasons behind those failures. Let’s not be discouraged – continue reading to find out more about the most common baking mistakes that you should avoid at all costs!

Cake Is Dry

Why It Happens:

  • Too much flour or;
  • Too little butter and/or eggs

How To Fix: 

  • Use a measuring cup to measure the correct amount of ingredients or;
  • Use a digital scale to measure ingredients for accuracy

Cracked Cake

Why It Happens:

  • Oven temperature too high or;
  • Mould too small

How To Fix:

  • Use correct size for the mould
  • Avoid opening and closing the oven door too much

Cake Turns Into Bread

Why It Happens:

  • Using the wrong type of flour or leavening
  • Incorrect measurement of butter, margarine, or sugar

How To Fix:

  • Leavened with baking soda or baking powder, not yeast
  • Measure all ingredients with a measuring cup or electric scale

Cake With Soggy Edges

Why It Happens:

  • The cake is not removed from the pan soon enough to let it cool

How To Fix:

  • Remove the cake from the mould and let it cool on a cooling rack

Cake Is Too Dense

Why It Happens:

  • Too much liquid, sugar, or leavening agent in the mixture
  • Insufficient air content when eggs and sugar are beaten
  • Over-mixed the mixture

How To Fix:

  • Don’t over-beat or whisk when adding your ingredients
  • Opt for the right flour and the right amount

Flat Cake/ Cake Didn’t Rise

Why It Happens:

  • Baking powder has expired
  • Using an oversized pan
  • Over whisked the batter

How To Fix:

  • Remember to add baking powder
  • Use the right size for the baking tin
  • Don’t over whisk

Greasy Cake

Why It Happens:

  • Too much butter or fat is used to coat the cake tin
  • Butter is too soft before adding into the batter

How To Fix:

  • Measure out the butter carefully
  • Keep the butter at a good temperature

Cake Got Stuck In The Pan

Why It Happens:

  • You didn’t grease your mould

How To Fix:

  • Properly grease your pan, or line it with parchment paper
  • Cut the parchment paper to fit the pan size

Hard Cake

Why It Happens:

  • Too much wheat flour is used
  • Not enough wet ingredients
  • The cake is overcooked

How To Fix:

  • Make sure to beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy before adding the flour
  • Don’t overcook the cake

Uneven Cake

Why It Happens:

  • Setting the wrong temperature

How To Fix:

  • Rotate the mould a few times while baking
  • Whisk the flour properly before adding in the wet ingredients

Wet On The Bottom

Why It Happens:

  • Too many wet ingredients
  • The cake didn’t being removed from the pan for cooling

How To Fix:

  • Line a parchment paper at the bottom of the mould
  • Remove the cake quickly for cooling

Overflowed Cake

Why It Happens:

  • The tins are too small or too shallow
  • You fill too much batter into the tin
  • Too much raising agent in the cake batter.

How To Fix:

  • Fill the batter to only 2/3 full of the tin
  • Place a baking sheet under your pan to catch any overflow

Cake’s Crust Too Hard

Why It Happens:

  • Over greasing and flouring cake pans
  • Too much sugar in the recipe
  • Over baked the cake

How To Fix:

  • Avoid greasing the pan with too much oil

Cake Sunk In The Middle

Why It Happens:

  • You open the door too much before the cake has set
  • Using too much leavener
  • The mixture sit out too long before baking

How To Fix:

  • Avoid opening and closing the oven too often
  • The batter should go into the oven as soon as it has done mixing.

Holes In The cake

Why It Happens:

  • Overbeating when the flour is added

How To Fix:

  • Preheat the oven before putting your batter in
  • Avoid overmixing
  • Lightly tap them on the counter before placing them into the oven

Are You Making These Baking Mistakes?

Now that you have some ideas on these common mistakes make sure to not repeat them. Baking is similar to scientific processes therefore, make sure to follow the recipe and add in ingredients accordingly. Skipping some of the smallest steps may fail your baking effort.

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