Anodized aluminium topsy-turvy pans

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Hi all. I'm new here, and relatively new to baking!!

Today I tried out these pans (15cm; 20cm; 25cm) for the first time, baking an ordinary sponge with SR flour and a 4egg 8oz; 7egg 14 oz; 9egg 18oz recipe respectively. The recipe said 1 hour; 1.5 hours; 2 hours respectively at 180 degs. (I have a fan oven). The first came out burnt on the sides and had risen in the middle. The second I took out 15 mins early, and it was the same as the first. The third I put in at 150, it's got 15 mins to go and I can see it's risen in the middle but it's not burnt.

Any tips on where I went wrong? I'm thinking it was just the temperature, and perhaps I should have started at 150 - 160? Tx in advance to all you baking brains!
 
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maybe check the oven temp first.
you can bake almost any cake at 350 without burning.
learning how to test cake is better than baking by the clock.
stick a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean, its done.

if the recipe calls for 60 minutes , start to test it at 40 minutes, if its done its done.
if not done keep checking every 10 minutes.
 

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