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Cake over baked?

I made a buttermilk sponge cake...it wasn't done when the timer went off, and then I left it in a bit too long. It's browner than I'd like but not burnt, I think. How can I tell if it's overbaked?

asked by EG1231 almost 2 years ago
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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 2 years ago

You're probably fine. The truest way to tell if a cake of over baked is if, when you slice it horizontally into layers, they break. By then it's a bit too late. That said, icing covers a multitude of sins.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years ago

Or use an overbaked cake I. Trifle or tiramisu, so it can borrow moisture from liqeuer and cream