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#1 Mon 06 Sep 10 9:39am

joan_charles

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Member since Mon 06 Sep 10

Fruit Cake always crack on top

Hi my fruit cake (steam version) always have a crack top and only the crack part taste awful.
What can i do to avoid the crack for my fruit cake?
I've tried putting more layers of brown paper on top before putting it on a pan for steam and seems to be unsuccessful.
Pls help/advice, thanks  wink

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#2 Mon 06 Sep 10 11:30am

mincepie

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From uk
Member since Tue 07 Oct 08

Re: Fruit Cake always crack on top

Mmm, never steamed a fruit cake, as such. However when baking if the tin/pan is too small for the amount of mixture it is liable to crack. check recipe for correct pan size.
Are you using baking powder? try cutting it back a bit, so as not so much rise.
Post your recipe,we can give more help.
Welcome to the forum joan.

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