Here’s how to bake flat, even cake layers. No more trimming and leveling, and no fancy tools needed!
Step 1) Measure your cake batter and make sure all of your pans have the same amount. You can use a liquid measuring glass or a digital kitchen scale (my preferred method).
Step 2) Bake the cakes at a lower temperature for longer. Baking at a lower temperature slows the spring in the leavening, which prevents a dome from forming on your cake. Reduce oven temp to 325 and increase baking time by approximately one-half.
For more details, see my full photo tutorial on how to bake flat cake layers.