Most recipes list as the first step for the oven to be preheated before you even prepare the ingredients. Do you let the oven preheat, or do you prepare the ingredients first, then preheat? I usually prepare first then preheat, because it may take me longer to prepare the ingredients than it takes the oven to preheat so I guess in my mind I am saving electricity? Which one do you prefer to do?
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This is the same technique I use get everything together, turn on the oven, then get mixing.
Thanks for this advise. I usually gather all ingredients on the counter first before doing the prep work - it's not fun finding out there is a missing ingredient! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for your comment. My oven takes about 6 minutes to preheat to 350 so I believe I will try this technique. Thanks for sharing.
If your oven thermostat is working properly, it should not overheat and the cake will not be at risk for burning.
That makes sense. I will keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing.
Yes cakes tend to be more delicate and can dry out faster.