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post #16 of 25
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Thanks liz!

post #17 of 25
I agree with Liz, I believe the fan is your problem icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 25
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he said something about the heat distribution

post #19 of 25

For most products, I hate convection baking. The forced air is too strong and many ovens only have a low or high fan control. Denser batters will hold up far better, so (if possible) tinker with your recipes and add extra flour plus a pinch of leavener.  

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post #20 of 25

I have a commercial convection oven where I work.  Tried it once to save time, but thought it was awful.  IMHO, convection ovens are not good for baked goods.  Casseroles, meats, etc., are great in it.  But cakes...not so much.

 

Try bringing the oven up to temperature and then shutting off the fan when you put the cakes in. 

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post #21 of 25
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to shut off the fan I would have to turn off the oven. Will try again tomorrow lol

post #22 of 25
It is most definitely the fan uneven temperature make sure that the oven is completely pre heated I don't think it is the pans I use all different pans in my fan assisted oven but I have never had that problem they do look weird though like they have been grilled rather than cooked also check that the heat can circulate around and under the pans
post #23 of 25

I use all sorts of pans in my commercial convection, and have no issues, but if the fan is on high, I get cupcakes that look like yours.

Liz is right, it's the fan. I've never heard of one you can't turn off though, I would call their customer service and see if you can get a technician on the line.

post #24 of 25

I don't think it is the pans,I only use convection for cookies so that they bake evenly and crispier. Most ovens  have an option for bake (normal) and convention.

The other reason could be the baking powder or whatever raising agent you used.

post #25 of 25

I also have a convection oven that makes my chocolate cupcakes do this because its a thinner more delicate batter... I take a large piece of foil and stab lots of little holes in it then tent it over the cupcake pan and secure around the sides so the fan doesn't blow it off. keep the fans from blowing the cupcakes to the side. works like a charm :)

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