Holes in my Cakes and Cupcakes

by Sandra
(Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa)

I am buying a premix from a wholesaler and only add water and eggs. I started noticing that there are holes in my cakes and cupcakes. What is the problem and how can I correct it? I really want to give my clients only the best.

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Jul 21, 2009
by: Kelly

I agree with Deborah. I was going to suggest tapping the pan on the counter before you put it in the oven.

Jul 21, 2009
by: Sandra

Thanks. I also phoned the supplier and I am adding sunflower oil now to the mixture and it seems better now. For the big square cakes I went back to my own trusted recipe.

Jul 20, 2009
holes in cakes
by: Deborah

The holes are probably caused by air bubbles. Don't beat the mix on high speed as this beats air into the batter. Also, after pouring the batter into the pans, you can firmly tap the pan on the counter several times to get the bubbles to rise to the top where you can pop them or carefully run a butter knife through the batter to pop the bubbles. Hope this helps!

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