One of the first things I ordered from King Arthur was a purple silicone half-sphere pan to use as a double boiler.
It works very well for that, but now we want to use it as a cake pan, too.
Our first attempt to bake a cake in it was not as successful as I'd like, the center wasn't fully baked even though we gave it about 15 extra minutes of baking time.
The outside also seemed a bit overdone. Should we be using a lower temperature?
I think that pan is about 7 1/4" inches in diameter, any idea how much cake batter it takes to fill it? The cake didn't seem to rise as much as it normally does, is that normal with a half-round pan?
We were using a chocolate cake-in-the-pan (aka crazy cake) recipe for this test, but I think the 'production' cake is more likely going to be some kind of white almond sour cream (WASC) cake.