Last Updated on November 21, 2021
No one wants to have an undercooked or overcooked cake. That is why it is best to know how long to bake a cake correctly. With that, make sure to fill the cake pans up only halfway to prevent the cake batter from overflowing the cake pan. Likewise, doing this guarantees even baking. After you bake a cake, store any leftover cake batter in the fridge and use it within two days. Make sure to read and understand the recipe entirely before preheating the cake in the oven. By doing so guarantees baking success.
Generally, cakes taste incredibly delicious at room temperature. Likewise, you can make the cake in advance. With that, be sure to bake correctly and cool it entirely. Afterward, cover it tightly and place it at room temperature. Similarly, cake frosting tastes delectable at room temperature, so frost it on the day you serve it.
How Long to Bake a Cake at 350°F Oven
- 25 to 30 minutes for 15 x 10 x 1-inch long jelly roll cake
- 30 minutes for two 9 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans
- 25 to 35 minutes for two 8 x 8 x 2 or 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans
- 25 to 40 minutes for a 10-inch loaf cake
- 35 to 40 minutes for two 8 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans
- 30 to 35 minutes for 13- x 9- x 2-inch – 1/4 sheet cake
- 35 to one hour for 10-inch cheesecake made in a springform pan
- 35 to one hour for 12 cups Bundt Cake or Angel Food cake pan
Do Not Open the Oven as the Cake Bakes
The drastic temperature change results in the cake sinking instead of rising since continually opening the oven lets in cool air. For instance, cheesecakes can produce cracks due to temperature changes. That is why it is essential to follow the recipe’s baking time and only check the cake’s doneness at least one to two times.
In addition to that, it would be extremely beneficial if you purchase a new oven because an old oven’s temperature is probably imprecise. With that, an inaccurate conventional oven can ruin the baked goods. Since conventional ovens are expensive, a good alternative is to buy an oven thermometer. Not only is it cheap, but also it can be exceedingly useful in baking. All you necessarily have to do is place it in the oven, so you can always know the precise temperature of it.
Moreover, be sure to lessen the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit whenever you utilize a convection oven. Ideally, decrease the baking time of cakes, bread, cupcakes, bars, and brownies for approximately five minutes. Likewise, make sure to reduce the baking time by about a minute less for cookies.
Tips and Tricks When You Bake a Cake
Baking an excellent cake relies on the correct chemical reactions, so it is best to precisely measure the ingredients. In addition to that, ensure to grease the cake pan based on the recipe instructions. Likewise, if the cake does stick to the cake, you can use frosting to cover up any mistakes.
Additionally, following the recipe’s step by step instructions is an essential baking tip. In addition to that, never allow the cake pans to touch the oven walls or even each other. That is why ensure you have sufficient space in your conventional oven to bake the cakes without touching anything.
Moreover, ensure to cool the cake entirely to make it easier to frost. Likewise, the longer the cake sits, the less likely the cake will crumb while frosting it. Similarly, a cold cake can hold together excellently, so it is best to wrap the cake in cling wrap. Then, please put it in the freezer for thirty to forty-five minutes before you frost it.
How to Store Cakes Appropriately?
Essentially, store cakes based on the recipe instructions. With that, store cakes with whipped frosting or cream and butter in the fridge as soon as possible. Also, refrigerated cakes usually dry out, so you should eat them within a few days. The ideal approach in storing cakes is in a glass cake container that sits on the kitchen counter to warm to room temperature.
Moreover, cake layers freeze excellently so, wrap each layer in cling wrap. Afterward, put the cake layers in resealable freezer bags. If you want to freeze an already frosted cake, then make sure to put it in the freezer on a foil-lined baking sheet. With that, freeze it overnight or for approximately eight hours. After that, wrap it in a cling wrap once it is frozen hard. Then, put the wrapped cake into a container or a freezer bag. Also, unfrosted layers will keep their flavor for around three months.
Zarah is an experienced pastry chef whose creations have delighted countless customers. With a passion for baking, Zarah has developed a unique style that combines classic techniques with modern flavors. Her desserts are always made with the freshest ingredients, and her attention to detail shows in her beautiful and delicious creations. Zarah has a wealth of experience in the pastry kitchen, and loves to share her knowledge with others. Whether it is teaching a class or creating a custom cake for a special occasion, Zarah is committed to making sure every customer is satisfied.