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