My cake swells up but goes back to the dough size

October 6, 2008 4:11pm CST
Hi guys i m new to cooking nd living alone for first time. I tried to make cake in microwave, first it swelled about 200% but when i took it out of oven it wnet back to it's normal size. My recepie isn't wrong becaus i used to make it in my gas ovens. Probably i m not well acquinted in using microwave I cooked cake at crisp mode for abt 15 minutes Is there something wrong i am doing
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@landaloo (57)
• United States
7 Oct 08
yes you really do need to use the oven. But if you insist on trying to use the microwave for cake then you should try those dessert bowls. I think Betty Crocker makes them. And even those will get hard on the outside and unbaked in the middle.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
6 Oct 08
That sounds very strange, cakes should not swell like that. I think the problem is probably that you're using a microwave; why on earth would you do that? I don't think it works the same way. You should probably use the stove. I just use the microwave to heat things up.