Liverpool Lou

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LiverpooLou

Liverpool Lou

I made a fruit cake at the weekend
but the top of it cracked quite a bit
can anyone tell me what I'am doing wrong!!!

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Anastasia

Oven too hot

My answer would be that your oven was too hot.
The cakes cooked too fast on the outside.
If it is a heavy fruit cake you can always put a piece of parchment on the top for the last 30 mins or so.
With a heavy fruit cake I always cut out a shape for the top when preparing the tin., then it is to hand if ai need it.
Try turning your oven down a tad, that may well be the answer.

 
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