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Made a vanilla cake, what went wrong?


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Made a vanilla cake, what went wrong?

nattythecook | Jan 11, 2012 11:29 PM

I made a 2 layer vanilla cake with easy whipped cream frosting today. The cake came out of the oven ok, even though it took longer than expected. I let it cool down on the rack for at least 45 minutes. When I sliced it, both top and bottom looked fully cooked and normal.

I had to frost the cake before it was completely cooled down. The bottom layer, which came from the bottom of the pan, was still warm when I put the frosting on. Then I frosted the whole cake and put it away in the fridge.

4 hours later, we had the cake. The top layer was perfect but the bottom layer was like a paste not a cake.

What happened to my cake? Was the cake too hot when I put the frosting on?


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