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    Default How to Tell When a Cake is Done:

    Set timer for 5 minutes less than the time specified in recipe, check cake then for the following signs.

    A fully baked cake will spring back when touched in the center. The cake also draws away from the side of the pan, and a cake tester (a toothpick of skewer works well) inserted in the center comes out clean. Also trust your sense of smell: the fresh aroma of butter and sugar wafting out of the oven can be the signal to check the cake.

    When cakes emerge from the oven, their structure is set, but the set is still fragile. Let cakes stand in pans on rack for time specified in each recipe, usually 15 to 20 minutes. Run knife around edge of cake, then place rack over pan and invert cake onto rack to cool completely.

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    I use the toothpick method to test cakes for doneness.
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    I also use toothpick to check weather the cake is done or not then I leave it for a while at room temperature to set.

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    I have a cake tester around somewhere, but I can't find it.
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    I never prepared cake myself, but I guide my wife as a instructor because she doesn’t know how to bake. I just judge the status of cake by pinning it at many places. Some times, I see that cake burns at the center while you think it needs more baking by checking just the sides. Cake should always be checked at the center also.

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    I used to use the toothpick method, but that could leave crumbs. Now I watch for the cake to pull away from the sides of the pan.

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    really? i haven't tried baking cake yet. my cousin always do. but i am not sure the method she's using for checking the cake it it's bake or not. thanks for the sharing at least now i know.

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