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Blodgett Mark V, Sinking Cakes

There is this cake that when I have been baking it for awhile, all of the sudden it starts to sink in the middle and the topping is rolling down into the cake. The cake used to rise and sort of mound in the middle with a nut topping. All of the sudden the cake when put in the oven after 10 minutes, the sides rise and roll the layer of topping down into the center of the cake, like swallowing it up and the cake has a huge hole in the middle. No topping left on top. i just got this oven and switched from a Vulcan. I have tried to bake over 50 different batches of this cake and the problem persists. What am I doing wrong or is the oven the problem. The oven is wired as single phase not 3 phase, could that be the problem. I am extremely frustrated and it is costing me a lot of money in ingredients trying to figure this oven out. I bake this cake in 5 different sizes. The large round cake turns out fine, the smaller round cake sizes are ok, however the medium loaf and small loaf pan are the problems. I did not have this problem with the Vulcan. Any suggestions or comments is greatly appreciated.

Posted by Rod Manly on

  • lorashiman Jan 22, 2009

    Same problem baking with the Blodgett Mark V. Cakes are overbaked on outside and raw in the center. Any ideas?

  • lorashiman May 11, 2010

    Did you ever find the answer to your question? I have the same problem



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