On Line Cookbook

General Baking Tips for High Altitudes

Recipe Information
Prickly Pear

  • See below.
  • I live at 6,500 feet here in Colorado Springs and I make the following adjustments:
  • I use 1/2 the leavening called for, about 3/4 the amount of sugar and add 1 tbsp (15 ml) to 2 tbsp (30 ml) flour for each cup called for in the recipe. Then if a cake recipe calls for a 350 degree (175 C.) oven I bake at 375 degrees (200 C.). Sometimes you need to bake an additional 5 to 15 minutes. Prevent your baked goods from getting too brown on top by placing a tent of foil over them when the product is as brown as you like and then continue to bake until done.
Questions or comments? Just email to Prickly Pear at fredandjan@prodigy.net