Can I bake a pound cake starting in a cold gas oven?

I have a family recipe that calls for Baki g a pound cake in a cold oven for 90 minutes at 325 degrees. Can this be done in a gas oven?



HalfPint May 20, 2021
There are baked goods recipes where you start in a cold oven. Given the low baking temperature, the long bake time makes sense. I don't think it matters if it is a gas oven. Theoretically, you would not need to adjust anything (temp or time). Let us know how it comes out :)
Happygoin May 20, 2021
Marsmal, I think there’s a bit of a misunderstanding. 350 degrees is a standard baking temperature. Many ovens automatically are even set to 350 degrees when you turn them on.

When a recipe says cool oven or hot oven, or sometimes a slow oven, it means relative to 350 degrees.

So your recipe simply means to preheat the oven to 325, which is a slow or cool oven. When the oven reaches temperature, put your cake in and bake it for 90 minutes or until done.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a gas oven or electric oven for your purposes. I hope this answers your question (I’m not sure if this is what you were asking)
MarSMal May 20, 2021
The recipe calls for putting it into an oven that has not been pre-heated or turned on. In my prior electric oven I put the cake in, shut the door, and set the temp to 325. I’ll let you know how this turns out.
Raleigh1104 May 22, 2021
I’ve baked them both ways. I think I prefer starting it in a cold oven, I feel like it cooks slower and more even. I’ve also baked it at a high temp for 10 min, then reduced the temperature for the remainder 45. Try both ways and decide.
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