If you’re learning to bake or just trying out a new recipe, it can be hard figuring out exactly why your cake failed. This handy chart will tell you why your cake ended up with cracks, browned edges, or why it has a runny texture.
Baking can certainly be a precise science, nothing is worse than working your time away and ending up with cake soup. Next time you feel like baking a cake—or experimenting—keep this chart around to easily identify the cake-ruining culprit. When you’ve finally made that perfect cake, make it last by slicing it the most scientifically efficient way.