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Question by  jodiahz (110)

Why do cakes collapse when you take them out of the oven?


Answer by  maggie711 (285)

The principle reason is that the cake wasn't in the oven long enough to "bake" all the way through and the uncooked portion in the center falls. Another reason is not enough leavening agent, or not thoroughly beating the egg whites.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Many reasons, including: overmixing the batter (works the gluten in the flour), using ingredients that aren't room temperature, inconsistent temperature during baking (due to the oven itself or repeated door-opening), using expired baking soda. If it always happens with one particular recipe, it might just be the recipe.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

The cake might not be cooked in the middle so it goes soggy when removed from the oven and sinks. The cake mixture is to heavy, has not been whisked enough.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Sometimes they will collapse if you forgot to put the levening agent in them. For example Baking soda, baking powder and eggs all cause the cakes to rise, without it they fall. A cake will also do this if you haven't baked it long enough.


Answer by  tange (1)

Why would cupcakes fall while in the oven. They rise to the top of muffin pan as it they are going to rise but then down they go. The finished product is cookie like.

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