What to do if… The solution
…a cake baked in a tray is too light at the bottom? Insert the tray on a lower level and remove all other
trays from the oven.
…a cake baked in a form is too light at the bottom? Do not insert the baking form in the oven on the tray,
but on the wire rack.
…a cake/small cakes and pastries are too dark Insert the cake/pastries at a higher level.
at the bottom?
…a cake is too dry? Set the oven temperature to a slightly higher value.
Preheat the oven.
…a cake is too moist on the inside or if meat is Set the baking or roasting temperature to a slightly
not cooked on the inside? lower value. Important: baking or roasting times cannot
be shortened by selecting higher temperatures. It is
better to choose a slightly longer baking or roasting
time and to allow the dough to bake longer.
…a cake baked with hot air in a form or a Do not place the baking form directly in front of the rear
rectangular form is too dark at the back? wall of the oven, but in the middle.
…a cake sinks? Use less fluid the next time or set the oven temperature
to a value that is lower by 10 degrees. Pay attention to
the stirring times specified in the recipe. Do not open
the oven door too soon.
…a cake has risen in the middle and is lower Do not grease the edge of the spring form. After
at the edges? baking, carefully loosen the cake with a knife.
…a cake is too dark at the top? Insert it on a lower level, select a lower temperature
and bake the cake for a slightly longer time.
…a cake is too dark at the bottom? Insert it at a higher level and choose a lower
temperature the next time.
…a fruit cake is too light at the bottom and Use the deeper grilling tray for baking.
the fruit juices spill over?
…a cake is too dry at the bottom? Use a toothpick to make small holes in the finished
cake. Then sprinkle fruit juice or an alcoholic beverage
over it. The next time, choose a temperature that is
higher by 10 degrees and shorten the baking time.
…bread or a cake looks good from the outside, The next time, use slightly less fluid and bake slightly
but is too moist on the inside? longer at a lower temperature. In the case of cakes with
a moist covering, first bake the base, sprinkle almonds
or breadcrumbs over it and then add the covering.
Pay attention to recipes and baking times.
…you have baked on several levels and your If you select a slightly lower temperature, your cakes
cake on the top tray is darker than and pastries will be browned more evenly. Trays in-
on the bottom one? serted at the same time need not be ready at the same
time. Allow the bottom trays to bake for 5-10 minutes
longer and insert them at an appropriately earlier time.
…biscuits stick to the tray? Briefly reinsert the tray in the oven and remove the
…a cake does not come out of the tin easily? Carefully loosen the edge with a knife. Turn out the
cake again and cover the form several times with a cold
wet cloth. The next time, grease the form well and
additionally sprinkle breadcrumbs into it.
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