Common Baking Mistakes| Cake Baking Mistakes is a short and crisp guide as to what went wrong while baking a cake so that results are not perfect.

While baking a cake, we take utmost precautions, try to follow a tried n tested recipe and are very sure to get a good result. Yet something or the other happens and we fail to understand as to what happened exactly?

After all, what went wrong? What did I do wrong? This post an effort to answer all those queries only.

Though I have shared ‘16 Tips For Baking A Good Cake’  in detail earlier, this post is specifically for different types of problems that emerge while baking a cake.

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Baking Mistakes

Cake Baking Mistakes Or Negligence?

While baking a cake we often wonder why ‘my cake cracked from the top whereas it came out perfectly last time?’ Or, that it was rising so well in the oven then why did it go flat when removed from the oven?

Cake baking mistakes like Cracked top or sunken cake or peaked cake or some other problem can arise anytime despite taking precautions and following a good recipe.  These problems can be due to minor negligences and we keep wondering ‘after all what went wrong and where…’Isn’t it?

Also, have a look at some of the important yet overlooked topics while baking cake or bread. An understanding of these topics is really helpful, so go through these whenever convenient to you, but do not ignore.



Mistakes While Baking Cakes?

Though I bake CAKES but as I am neither a professional baker nor bake every other day, so sometimes even I face such problems. In that case, I first prefer to refer to this guide and trust me it helps me a lot.

This guide is actually a compilation of tips from some books, my diary, a few websites and not to miss my experience. As I am a self-learner, these books have been my teacher, my companion, my guide…everything ever since I started Baking long back. They escorted me when there was no Google and it wasn’t that easy to fix a problem, especially for learners.

Anyway, cutting my story short, let us come to the point and look for possible causes of what went wrong while baking a cake. For any specific problem, there can be single or multiple reasons.

If you read it at one go you might find it confusing. Therefore, I suggest, you refer to your specific problem and thus rectify it. Also, a quick brush-up is given at the end as to how to avoid ‘what went wrong in baking

Do remember the old idiom “Practice makes you perfect” So don’t lose heart if your cake does not come out right the first time. Think through the process with a cool mind and start again.

Now let us see some of the common cake baking mistakes and their possible causes. Do not miss the tips given at the end to resolve these issues.


Why Does My Cake Peaks from the Centre? (A Peaked Cake)

If your cake comes out like a domed shape, that is peaked from the centre then the possible reasons can be :


Why Does My Cake Sink From The Centre? (A Sunken Cake)

Many times it happens that while baking our cake rises beautifully and seeing it our happiness knows no bounds. But suddenly, once out of the oven, it sinks. At times it sinks so much that creates a dent in the centre of the cake.

If this happens, then this means either of the following:


Why Is My Cake Dry From Inside?

Why Do I have Cracks On My Cake? (A Badly Cracked Top)


Why My Cake is Dense and Not Spongy?

Why Nuts etc Are Not Evenly Distributed In My Cake?

(Why they sink at the bottom?)


Why My Cake Is Sticky From the Top?

How to Fix-up this problem?
  • Humid weather is something which cannot be controlled or rectified.
  • But the cake with a sticky top can be rectified. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the cake to help absorb some of the moisture, Or
  • Trim off sticky areas from the cake before frosting.


Why Is it Difficult to Release Cake from the Pan?

(Cake gets Stuck at the Bottom)


Why Do My Cakes Burn From the Top or Bottom?


Why Does My Cake Have Large Holes In It?


Why Does My Cake Shrink?

Tips To Avoid ‘What Went Wrong While Baking Cakes’?

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30 Responses

  1. Thank u so much this wonderful tips…i always face these problem…thanks a lot..🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰

    1. Wow good tips
      I am new to baking but my my kids love home made cake
      So ur tips seem to b very helpful
      Shall try keep in mind these points next time

  2. Hi, your information is very inspired by me, and your information is very impressive and so much helpful for me. Keep it up and Thank you very much.:)

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