Why does my cake have a rubber texture?

The reason why a cake gets rubbery is that the overmixing of flour activates the gluten. It makes cakes hard instead of the lovely soft spongy texture we associate with a good cake. And the over mixing is usually caused from incorrectly creaming butter and sugar.

Why does my sponge taste rubbery?

Never Overmix the Cake Batter Overmixing the cake batter can lead to a rubbery cake since it produces too much air. Because of this, the trapped air expands.

How do you make a cake less rubbery?

I promise you SOFT & MOIST cakes!

  1. Use Cake Flour. Reach for cake flour instead of all-purpose flour.
  2. Add Sour Cream.
  3. Room Temperature Butter / Don’t Over-Cream.
  4. Add a Touch of Baking Powder or Baking Soda.
  5. Add Oil.
  6. Don’t Over-Mix.
  7. Don’t Over-Bake.
  8. Brush With Simple Syrup/Other Liquid.

Why is my cake in a cup rubbery?

The unfortunate rubbery texture of some mug cakes usually comes from either too much oil or from overcooking the cake itself. Most recipes call for some sort of milk as well. I prefer almond milk, but you can use any milk (or milk alternative) you prefer.

What do you do with a rubbery cake?

Fix: Turn it into an ice-cream cake. Leave the cake in the tin, pile it with store-bought ice cream and smooth the top. Freeze until solid then unmould and serve! Fix: Crumble up the cake and spread it out on a lined baking tray.

How can you tell if a cake is rubbery?

It distorts the true cake taste and leaves a sticky aftertaste. When we are mixing the cake ingredients, the signs of a rubbery cake are visible – but we tend to ignore them; this will either force one to start the process again or continue with the bad mixture.

Why is my cake dense and chewy?

A cake that is overly dense typically has too much liquid, too much sugar or too little leavening (not excess flour, as is commonly thought).

Why is my sponge cake not spongy?

This could be due to the ingredients or the oven. Check you put the right amount of wet ingredients in, e.g. using large eggs (if asked for) rather than small and measuring liquids out properly. Similarly, you don’t want to put too much of any dry ingredients in, as these absorb moisture.

How do you fix a gummy cake?

So how do you fix undercooked cake? If the cake is undercooked overall, put it back in the oven for 10-15 minutes. If the middle part is still wet, cover the cake with foil and bake for up to 15 minutes. If the bottom is moist, turn off the upper heat or cover with foil, and cook for a few minutes.

Why is my sponge cake heavy and dense?

If the butter or spread is too soft, it becomes oily and the resulting cake heavy and dense. If the butter is too cold, it takes too long to incorporate into the sugar and eggs and can cause over-mixing, which in turn means a heavy cake.

How do you make the perfect sponge cake?


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C (fan-forced). Grease 22cm diameter round cake pan.
  2. Place eggs in a large bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Sift flours twice onto a sheet of baking paper then sift again over egg mixture.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown and sponge slightly shrinks away from pan sides.