Doughy or Underdone

Here is a helpful solution to a common cause:

  • Underbaked

    • Check the oven temperature to see that it matches the temperature set on the oven dial. Oven thermostats can vary over time, requiring adjustments by the baker or calibration by a professional. To insure the correct temperature each time you bake, always use an oven thermometer.
    • The best test to determine a muffin’s doneness is to insert a wooden pick into the center of one of the center muffins before removing the pan from the oven. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to the pick, the muffins are done.
    • Sometimes outer muffins bake faster than center muffins. Insert the wooden pick into the center of one of the center muffins in the pan before removing the pan from the oven. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to the pick, the muffins are done.