Chocolate Pound Cake
Posted: 07 December 2010 11:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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HELP!

I have tried the Chocolate Pound Cake from the Chocolate baking book by Rose and the Bernachon’s 7 times at last count.  Each time the same thing happens….
The cake burns on the sides and top, yet is still raw in the center after an hour of baking (the time listed in the recipe is 40 minutes)

I have triple checked the oven and it holds temp perfectly.  I also tried different pans.

The recipe calls for the pound cake to bake at 400 degrees (which seems high) for only 40 minutes (which is short for most pound cakes)

How can I get this right???

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Posted: 10 December 2010 01:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks for the replies.

No, I’m am not using a convection oven.  Yes, I’m using an 8-cup pan
Yes, I have achieved “stiff peaks”.  Yes, I weighted the ingredients.

Am following the recipe to the letter….

Also, the texture is somewhat rubbery…..

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Posted: 10 December 2010 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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try lowering the oven 25 degrees—are you using a dark pan? is your oven baking fast? suggestion: try the chocolate bread in the cake bible!

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