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I have made 2 of your orange dream cakes and both of the sank in the middle. What did I do wrong?

Kim - from Florence, KY

There are several reasons why a cake might sink in the middle. These include: overbeating, which causes too much air to incorporate into the batter; under baking as a result of an oven temperature that is too low or a baking time that is too short; incorrectly measuring the liquid; or creaming the butter and sugar too much or too little. Make sure that you use a cake mix that does not already have pudding in it, and follow the instructions for mixing on the back of the box.

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