How do I ensure that my cake bursts nicely during baking?

Strange but true, only in Belgium do you want a cake that bursts at the top during baking. There are several ways to obtain this typical Belgian pastry.

  1. By cutting the cake lengthwise at the top with a knife dipped in melted butter, just before baking.
  2. By putting the cake in the oven as low as possible and certainly not placing a baking tray on top, we get more rising heat. As a result, the cake will bake up in the middle and tear open in the middle towards the end of the baking process. This is due to the build-up of the internal heat in the cake, which is looking for a way up.