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I have to make a 12" chocolate madeira cake and I'm worried I'm not going to be able to mix it all properly in my mixer.  I struggled big time when I had to make a 12" fruit cake.  I have a kenwood prospero which the bowl has a 4.3L compacity ......... has anyone got any advice they can share with me??  I was thinking of halving the mixture as it is a 12 egg mix and making in 2 batches???

 

Hope someone can help me lol :)

post #2 of 11
I think halving the recipe and doing it in two batches sounds like a good plan. That's what I would do!
post #3 of 11
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Great! Thats what I was hoping lol
post #4 of 11

Yes, as previous post said, you can do it in two batches.  However, another tip is to bake it in two halves, too.  Just make up half the mix (or slightly more than half, actually) and bake.

 

Then do the same again.

 

I just find that the cakes don't rise as well when it's a big one like a 12"....  and the corners get done way before the centre....

 

 

 

Suzanne x

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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Relznik View Post

Yes, as previous post said, you can do it in two batches.  However, another tip is to bake it in two halves, too.  Just make up half the mix (or slightly more than half, actually) and bake.

Then do the same again.

I just find that the cakes don't rise as well when it's a big one like a 12"....  and the corners get done way before the centre....



Suzanne x

So would u suggest I bake 2 cakes and stack rather than 1 massive sponge mix?
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So would u suggest I bake 2 cakes and stack rather than 1 massive sponge mix?
That was what I thought you meant when you said you were thinking of making it in two batches. It makes sense, I think, to bake it as two separate cakes and stack them rather than one big one.
post #7 of 11
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Ops lol I confuse myself sometimes when im in flap haha.. sorry! The recipe says to bake it as one cake but 1) I know my mixer wont take a 12 egg mix lol and 2) I am slightly worried about cooking a massive cake lol
post #8 of 11
Doing it as two should work just fine, possibly better!
post #9 of 11

I agree, two batches and two cakes.  You'll love this method.  Much less stressful, wondering if the center is cooked.or mushy.

post #10 of 11

Yes, bake two cakes and then stack.

 

 

I did that yesterday with the 8" cake!!!  I just prefer it for square cakes and larger round cakes.

 

I cut each cake through, so that in total you have 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling (1 layer of filling in one cake, one layer of filling in another cake and 1 layer of filling to secure the two halves together!!)

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post #11 of 11
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Thank you everybody for your help icon_smile.gif) much appreciated!! Xx
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