I tried baking a regular cake (not a cheesecake) in a 6 x 3 springform pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. The sides came out overdone and the center was runny.
Can someone please recommend a better temperature and baking time?
If by "regular cake" you mean a cake mix, that is about 4.5 to 5 cups of batter. That is simply too much batter for that size pan.
If you try to put too much batter in a pan (any pan, but especially a deep pan), the results are sides that are overdone and a center that is runny. Sound familiar?
The most important step is to measure your batter, and not put too much in the pan.
Next, bake-even strips help prevent the sides from getting overdone.
Finally, some device to conduct more heat to the center of the pan will help the middle to get done. Many of us use a flower nail.
This is a relatively small pan, and you may not need to take all 3 steps, but you definitely need to use the right amount of batter.
Try again, and let us know if this helps.
Diane from Ohio
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