Temperature conversions

Centigrade

Gas

130

1/2

140

1

150

2

160

3

180

4

190

5

200

6

220

7

230

8

For swiss rolls


200°C / 180C fan / Gas 6

Fan ovens


For fan-assisted ovens, lower the temperature by 20 degrees C


i.e. if a recipe gives a temperature of 200 C, then lower it to 180 C in a fan-assisted oven.


200C / 180C fan / Gas 6


For most cakes 180°C / 160C fan / Gas 4 is the perfect temperature.


This includes any shallow cakes such as Victoria sandwich, genoise, cup cakes & muffins.


Deeper cakes such as carrot cakes, pound cake, chocolate fudge need a longer baking time and consequently a slightly cooler temperature is needed


Very shallow cakes such as swiss roll need a higher temperature for a very short baking time.

For shallow tins


180C / 160C fan / Gas 4

For deep cakes:


170C / 150C fan / Gas 3½