I bake mine at 325 degrees
To get a perfectly smooth top and a guaranteed 2 inches WITHOUT cutting the top do this:
4. Lay a towel atop the dome and GENTLY press down with a cookies sheet.
Hold for a good minute. This compressed the dome and makes the cake an even 2 inches. No guess work here!
5. Look! No dome!
Let cake cool until pan is still warm but "touchable"
Stay tuned for tomorrow when I show you how to dam a cake.