Some cakes can rise into peaks and this is absolutely normal. This can happen sometimes if your oven is too hot, but if the sponges are light and moist then they’re fine. This often happens with Red Velvet Cupcakes, but you can’t judge a sponge by what it looks like until it is fully dressed with frosting! You can use a sharp serrated knife or bread knife to cut off the peaks if you find it easier to frost them flat and the peaks can be blitzed up in a food processor to make Red Velvet crumbs to decorate.

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