How Do You Prevent Cakes from Sinking in the Middle?
In general, follow the exact order of your recipe ingredients. When the batter is ready, it’s better to not let it sit, but put it in the oven right away. Bake according to your recipe instructions. Once your timer goes off, gently touch the center with your finger to see if it makes a light depression. If the middle moves or appears somewhat liquidy, allow it to remain in the oven a few minutes longer. Then test it with a toothpick or paring knife and look for moist crumbs.
A KitchenAid® stand mixer is a versatile kitchen tool that can help you create the right texture and cake batter consistency, as it allows more control over the mixing process. Using the Sifter + Scale Attachment to precisely measure ingredients can also help ensure a perfectly baked cake.