A cake that peaks in the center may mean your oven temperature is too high, causing your cake to rise too quickly. Try using an oven thermometer to check for accuracy.
bmsskk (1 discussion) on Jan 29, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I am a new member. I would like to know if the placement of a cake in the oven could cause it not to rise enough. The rack seems a little high. Could it be that the top is baking faster than the bottom, causing the problem?
espadas22 (2 discussions) on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM
Not bad, I usually do 350 degrees thanks for the tip!
mharwell (8 discussions) on May 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Another way to solve this problem is to shake the batter in the pan to even it out (in several directions), or to bang the pan slightly on the counter. This method brings bubbles up from inside the batter that help cause peaks in the center. You'll be amazed how many bubbles you see pop up!
eleven_14 (1 discussion) on Apr 29, 2010 at 03:40 AM
i have always used a spatula & pushed more batter towards the edges of the pan & given the pan a couple taps on the counter top. works every time
prettycake51 (92 discussions) on Mar 26, 2010 at 07:24 PM
Using the baking strips would give you a very leveled top. No need to cut off the top or changing the temperature.
Bakerqueen (1 discussion) on Oct 25, 2009 at 08:06 PM
The conductive quality of the cake pan is a factor. For best results use professional cake pans found at your local restaurant supply house.
jtrusty (1 discussion) on Oct 19, 2009 at 04:45 PM
I have always wondered why cakes did this. I never knew the temp of the oven had anything to do with it. Thank you for this tip
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