START IN A COLD OVEN: I placed the cake on the middle rack in my oven. Do not preheat the oven. Just place the cake in the cold oven and close the door. Turn the heat up to 275º and let the cake start to bake. It will need to bake between 1-and-1/2 hours, to two hours.
I had vowed to let this one bake a full two hours just to see what would happen. I do not have a glass door on my oven, so that became a bit of a task to complete. I made sure to keep sniffing around the oven to make sure it wasn’t burning. I must admit though, I tested the cake at an hour and 45 minutes to see if it was done. I saw just a few crumbs on the wooden skewer that I inserted into the cake. I think it would have been best to have pulled the cake out at that point, but again, I was mindset on baking for two hours.
Resist the urge to open the oven door so your cake doesn’t fall while baking. Ovens will vary, so you’ll have to trust your own instincts as to when it’s best to remove your cake.