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We absolutely love the Lemon Ginger Molasses Cake. However, both times I've made it so far, the center has fallen after removing it from the oven. I followed the recipe exactly, and even have oven thermometers (middle and front of oven) to monitor the exact temperature. The toothpick "just" came out clean after the full 35 minutes of baking, and I heeded the warning not to overbake it. Do you have any other suggestions?

From Barbara Weaver - Los Angeles, CA

So sorry you had a problem with the Ginger Molasses Cake!  It does fall just a bit in the middle when it cools but you might try 2 things - bake it just a bit longer, and/or add another tablespoon of flour to the batter.  I hope one of those helps!