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Our resident baking expert answers
your biggest dilemmas.
Your oven is probably too hot or you may have placed the tin too near the top of the oven. Cracking can also happen if you overfill the tin so make sure you've got the right size for the mixture.
You may have added too much raising agent. Measure your baking powder or bicarbonate of soda carefully before adding.
The cake tin may not have been lined properly or you may have greased it too much. Or, your oven may have been too high.
Top tip: When baking sponge, wrap the outside of the tin with a wet tea towel and tie with string to stop the edges from burning and to achieve a nice even rise.
This is usually because the cake mixture didn't have enough air beaten into it. Try an electric whisk to get more of a light and fluffy texture and be careful when folding in ingredients as you don't want to knock the air out.