Why does my bundt cake fall in the middle?

My bundt cake I make always falls some is this normal, I have gotten a gram scale to make sure that I am not using too much flour, and my baking powder is new and I make sure to not over mix the cake not sure what else to do.

From the editor:


There are several reasons a cake can fall after baking and it you have already addressed some of those by measuring the ingredients accurately and ensuring the freshness of ingredients.

One other of the major reasons why a cake can fall is the oven temperature. If it's either too low or too high this can affect the baking adversely. The easiest way to ensure this doesn't happen, is to check the temperature with an oven thermometer, available very inexpensively from most hardware stores. Pre heat the oven to the recommended temperature with the thermometer inside and make any adjustments until the thermometer reads the correct temperature.

Now let the oven sit at that temperature for 15 minutes or so before placing the cake pan inside. Don't open the oven to test the cake until at least 3/4 of the recommended baking time has elapsed and don't jostle the cake pan while checking if the cake is done.

Hopefully these tips will help you ensure no more falling bundt cakes.

Good luck.


Michelle (editor)

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Jun 29, 2017
Add 2 TBS flour NEW
by: Anonymous

I live at a high elevation, about 6500 feet. If I don't add 2 TBS. flour to a cake mix, it will fall during baking every time. So, I just add!

May 04, 2017
My cake falling!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

Not really a cake baker, but tried bundt cakes two days straight. They both fell in the middle after they were done. So sad have no idea what I'm doing wrong...HELP

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