Thursday, March 3, 2016

Question for Mom

Chocolate Cheesecake
If you open the oven door when a cake is baking, will it hurt the cake? --Emily F.

Possibly it could.  Keep the door shut until you can actually smell the cake—that means it has baked for at least 2/3 of its suggested baking time.  An open door lowers the temperature of the oven and can cause the cake to sink in the middle.  This is one reason most ovens have a light inside and a glass panel on the door.  If you want to see how a cake is coming along, switch on the light and look through the glass window. 

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