Why Do Cakes Sink?

Most Common Issues

fallen cupcakes - Why Do Cakes Sink?
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  • Did you shake or open the oven while the cake was baking?
  • Is your baking powder or baking soda old?
  • Does your recipe contain too much liquid or did you add extra liquid?
  • Did you forget to check the center with a toothpick before pulling it out?
  • Does your recipe contain too much baking powder or baking soda?
  • Don’t use fresh or frozen fruit; use purée or powder.