Could you please help me with a problem I have with baking Delia’s xmas cake after baking for the time said in recipe and a skewer inserted comes out clean the bottom is sticky and almost wet it does not dry even with leaving it on a cooling rack to go cold when cut at xmas it is more like pudding then cake it does not cut well at all. Can you tell me what I am Doing wrong? I keep trying but result is always the same. xmas is coming again and I really want this cake to work. I have all Delia books use all her recipes at xmas thank you for reading this I hope to hear from you xxx
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I followed the recipe for this cake exactly as written. However, my cakes came out even flatter than pancakes! I have gone over the recipe time and again, trying to find out where I went wrong but I did not deviate at all. I can only think that the ingredients weights are incorrect. I am a huge fan of Delia's recipes and have never had a disaster before.
I shall be very grateful if you can advise or explain.