FLAT SPONGE CAKES

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JOLLY ROGER

FLAT SPONGE CAKES

As a fan of Delia Smith since 1980 I have made hundreds of her sponge cake recipes but now and then they either end up as flat as a pancake or rise up and empty themselves onto the oven floor! I carry out Delia's instructions exactly. I have a suspicion that the size and depth of the cake tins may be the problem. Can anyone rise to the occasion to stop all this frustration?

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sandra

Flat sponge

Assuming you use the correct size bakeware etc. do you use an oven thermometer ?
The most essential piece of kit when baking.
I have been baking for 50 years and a few weeks ago had a total nightmare simply because I assumed the temp. was fine rather than checking.

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queen jean

flat sponges

very important to use right size tins i think .say for a victoria sponge i use 8inch round and about 2inch deep for delias one that i do .and ya need oven on right temp of course good luck

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JOLLY ROGER

FLAT SPONGE CAKES

I think the answer is probably the fact that I store eggs in the refrigerator. They should be at room temperature. Shops do not keep eggs in a refrigerator so why do so many of us do this?

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Honey

Eggs

I've never kept my eggs in the fridge. That certainly won't help.
But you say you've been baking successfully for years and so it may not be the eggs.

But a few years ago someone suddenly had a problem and we asked if they'd recently had a new fridge (they are so much colder than the old fridges) and sure enough it was their new fridge keeping them too cold. So that's something else to consider.

If I use my 'summer oven' (not the Aga), the temperature knob has a kind of 'wing nut' on it and I have been known to have the wrong end of the wing nut at the temperature required. Consequently it's often really pointing to a much lower temperature than I think and I've certainly had a few problems with that.

 
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