weeping christmas cake

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CakeBake

weeping christmas cake

Last year a lot of the butter in my christmas cake leaked out while in the oven. As I am soon to make this year's can anyone tell me how to avoid that again?

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Weeping Christmas cake

Which recipe did you follow?

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Expat Badger

weeping christmas cake

WARNING!

mine did this and i didn't notice - turned oven on the next day and put in two frozen part baked rolls

when the ice hit the hot fat it caught fire!!!!


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Liverpool Lou

Liverpool Lou

I would love to know why this happens too. I have had this a couple of times and wondered if my oven was too cool. It definitely isn't anything to do with the weighing and it has happened when I have used good quality butter or margarine (when making Christmas cakes with the kids in school)

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Gravy Queen

Weeping Christmas cake

As Nor has asked , which recipe have you used ?

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Liverpool Lou

Liverpool Lou

Last year I used Delia's classic Christmas cake recipe but it has happened with other recipes I use. I used to be a Food Tech teacher so will have used a variety of recipes but all of them tend to have equal quantities of butter, brown sugar and flour - its just the other ingredients that vary.

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Lizzie Lancashire

I've had this problem...

....when using the same recipe I've always used, I switched from a solid tin to a loose bottomed tin. I find some tin foil wrapped tightly round the outside of the base of the tin solves the problem.

Lizzie x

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Liverpool Lou

Liverpool Lou

I meant to say that the butter doesn't actually leak out of my cakes but seems to come to the surface and collects around the edges IYSWIM

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Gerry

weeping cake

"As Nor has asked , which recipe have you used ? "
Gravy, the original poster, Cakebake, hasn't come back. Irritating; I too wanted the answer.

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CakeBake

CakeBake back

too busy at work to check your replies!
I used Delia's recipe, have done for last few years. It's leaked butter several times, last year a lot.

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Gerry

CakeBake's cake

Others know more about cakes than I do. You had preheated the oven, presumably?

 
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