Making two smaller creole cakes in a fan oven
Asked on 19 Nov 2018 by Big Bird
I have my pre-soaked ingredients ready to use for a 20cm cake tin for the Creole Cake recipe. Would it be alright to half the mixture for 2 smaller cakes using 18cm cake tins? I have read to use 3 medium eggs and reduce to 2hrs50 but do I half the ingredients of SR Flour, Butter and Sugar? I will be cooking one cake at a time and measuring out these ingredients separately- Fan Assisted Oven 120? Paper on top for last 50min, do I make the 50pence hole?
First time making a Christmas Cake.
You can bake them in either 16cm or 18 cm tins.
As you’re baking them one at a time using half your fruit mix you will need 125g each of SR flour, Demerara and Spreadable butter with 160g of beaten egg.
If you are using a fan oven the temperature needs to be reduced to 120C. I would take peek 2 ¾ hours, as fan ovens cook faster.
We generally cut the hole in the parchment when it’s being used from the start of the cooking as it helps the steam escape. Perhaps cover it at 1½ hours as you are using a fan setting.