Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

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Marlene 15

Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

Instead of baking cherry cake in 8ins round tin i would like to bake in two loaf tins how do i adjust the time please?

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Thistledo

Old fashioned cherry cake

Sounds like the oven may have been too hot. When the cake looks cooked and there's still time left to finish, put a butter wrapper over the top to stop it browning too quickly. I presume you've made this cake before with good results? The good old fashioned way of telling if a cake is cooked is to 'listen' to it. If you can still hear it then it just ain't done.

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Marlene 15

Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

Hi,I think i have worded my question wrong (sorry)I have baked this cake before with very good results,i would like to divide the mixture into two loaf tins so i could give one to a friend but i am not sure if i should bake it for same length of time or reduce baking time.

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JAMES

Cherry Cake

I think Thistledo has replied to the wrong post, Marlene.

It should be under the "Liverpool Lou" thread, although why some people put their name in the "Title" box is slightly beyond me, surely its obvious to put in, as you did, the question you want an answer to!

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Thistledo

Old fashiond cherry cake

Ooooer, I think I've just had my knuckles thoroughly wrapped.
My apologies everyone, for any confusion. Still on a learning curve here, being a newbie on the block.

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Thistledo

Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

For "wrapped", read "rapped".

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Marlene 15

Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

Should i bake the two loaf tins for the same length of time as the 8 inch tin pleaseeee???

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Kayb

Oven timings

Hello Marlene, I would bake them for about a 1/4 hour less than the times for the round cake, then keep an eye (and nose) on them. Do you have a glass door on your oven? If so, it makes it easier to see how it's getting on.
By the way, how are you getting on with the Kenwood - keep persevering!
Karen

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Marlene 15

Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

Hi Karen,Thank you for answering my query i wasn't sure about baking time,I'm afraid my Kenwood is at the back of the cupboard and i am back using a little hand mixer.
Marlene

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Honey

Cherry Cake

What I would ask is do you intend to put the mixture in 2 x 2lb. loaf tins? If the mixture fills the tin, I would also cook it for slightly less time and then keep checking it.

I do a recipe the other way round... it's intended for a 2lb. loaf tin and I put it in an 8 inch round cake tin and I give it slightly longer. But it really depends on your oven. Some ovens are hotter than others. To be honest, I don't listen, smell or prod to check if it's done.... I tend to use the skewer test. If you put it in the centre and it comes out clean, then it's done... if it's wet... then it's not.

Good luck.

Honey

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Gerry

Skewer test


" the skewer test. If you put it in the centre and it comes out clean, then it's done... if it's wet... then it's not.
Good luck.
Honey "

Do you also make sure the skewer is really hot? I thought you'd get a false result if it was cold.

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Welshcookie

Cherry cake

You must also listen to your cakes. If you can still hear them 'talking' they are not done.

Also note if they have shrunken away from the sides of the tin slightly.

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Honey

Old Fashioned Cherry Cake

Gerry, to be honest, I've never worried about heating my skewer... perhaps I should?

Welshcookie... I must start putting my ear to my cakes... I've never heard them doing anything... perhaps my hearing is poor? But I will certainly give it a go.

H x

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Welshcookie

Cherry cake

Maybe I'm stating the obvious; I think Gerry means is the skewer hot when it comes out of the cake, not when it goes in. You need to put the tip of it against your cheek to find out.

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Honey

Skewer

:o) Oh I seeeeeee. Sorry Gerry.

H x

 
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