My Mom is making a cake. Its an old recipe, 50 - 70 yrs old (or older). All it says is to use a warm oven. No temperature range, just a warm oven. What temperature would this be?

  • Do you have any more information about the recipe? What are the ingredients?
    – razumny
    Feb 16, 2014 at 11:04

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Without any details on the recipe, it is hard to offer any firm recommendations. That said, I have had success using a convection oven on 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit), and checking for doneness with a bamboo skewer.

  • I think any recipe old enough to only mention "warm oven" will not anticipate convection.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Feb 16, 2014 at 12:24
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    +1, I have yet to see a standard cake for which 180 convection is a bad temperature (there are pastries which need it hotter, but they are not usually called "cake").
    – rumtscho
    Feb 16, 2014 at 13:27

For some cakes, I bake longer at 300F, and the result is quite delicate.

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