Bread machine pound cake

Shannon rocker
Posted on 02/13/2013 by charissa
I'm experimenting with the pound cake recipes that came with my bread machine, like subbing in new flavors and such.

Twice now, my pound cake has come out not fully baked. I figured I added too many liquids / cycle is too short - but is there a way to salvage my cake? Last time I tried doing a custom cycle in my machine to bake another 20 minutes, but it needs to cool down for an hour before the machine will even start again!

Can I put the bread machine pan into the oven and finish?
mercy_rain 14th-Feb-2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
I don't use a bread machine, but my recollection of them is that they tend to have a nonstick lining? I wouldn't put that in the oven unless it's specifically marked as oven safe.
querulouspeg 14th-Feb-2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
My bread machine pan is totally metal and not non stick so I would have no fear putting it in the oven. I think that's a pretty good idea. I mean, even if it is coated with a special lining, bread machines get up to at least 400 degree fahrenheit if not higher so I reckon they could stand a few minutes in the oven.
lavenderspark 14th-Feb-2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
My machine has a plastic mixing arm that usually bakes into the bread. Don't think I'd want that in the oven.

I guess I'd check and see what the manual for your machine says.
charissa 14th-Feb-2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
my manual does't say anything - but on how to adjust the recipe. my paddles are metal.
wildrider 15th-Feb-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I've never gotten a cake to cook properly in the bread machine. I gave up after a while and just use it for bread...
nightsinger 15th-Feb-2013 08:06 am (UTC)
I had some similar troubles with my pumpkin bread when I tried adjusting it for the bread machine.

Yes, you can bake it in the oven, but I'd recommend taking it out of the bread machine pan and putting it into another pan (I just set mine on a large rectangular cake pan) because -- and here's the big thing -- the easiest way to get it to cook through the middle without having it be all hard and nasty on the outside is to run a piece of metal (e.g. potato nails, a butter knife, a metal chopstick, a fondue fork, etc) through the cake.

Less pretty, but it cooks nicely!
rachelpage 27th-Mar-2013 04:53 am (UTC)
I too have been looking into making my own bread machine pound cake. Glad I stumbled upon this thread.
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