Baked Goods Internal Temperature Chart

img_0350Insert the thermometer from the side of the bread. If the bread is in a loaf pan, insert it just above the edge of the pan directing it at a downward angle.

  • Quick Breads (Breads, Muffins and Cornbread) 200°F
  • Yeast Breads 200° to 210°F
  • Soft Breads/Dinner Rolls 180° to 190°F
  • Scones 200°F
  • Sourdough BreadsSourdough Breads 200° to 210°F
  • Cinnamon Rolls 190° to 200°F
  • Water temperature to add yeast 105° to 115°F


Insert thermometer in the center of the cake.

  • Cupcakes 205° to 209°F
  • Carrot Cake 205° to 209°F. Remember: The cooking process continues even after you remove the cake out of the oven. As the cake cools, the residual heat on the surface slowly penetrates to the middle.
  • Clafouti (with fruit) 160°F
  • Devil’s Food Cake – Red Velvet Cake 205°F
  • Molton Chocolate Cakes 160°F
  • Pound Cake 210° to 212°F
  • Tres Leches Cake, Three-Milk Cake 200°F
  • Upside-Down Cakes 190° to 200°F
  • Cheesecake When the internal temperature of a cheesecake rises beyond 160°F while baking, it will always crack. To prevent this from happening, Take it out of the oven when the cheesecake reaches 150°F  at the center to avoid over baking.


Insert thermometer a couple inches in from the edge of the pie.

  • Chocolate Cream Pie 165°F
  • Custard Pie – Cream Pies 170° to 175°F. Bake until the custard has set around edges but jiggles slightly in the center when tapped on the side with a wooden spoon.
  • Fruit Pies (Blueberry, Blackberry, etc.) 175°F. Fruit pies should be juicy and bubbling all over, especially in its center. The pie needs to bubble if it contains a starch thickener, otherwise the starch is not going to thicken.
  • Pecan Pie 200°F
  • Pumpkin Pie 175°F
  • Sweet Potato Pie 175°F
  • Meringue Pies 160° to 165°F

Puddings and Custards:

Insert thermometer in the centers. Begin checking temperature about 5 minutes before recommended time.

  • Bread Pudding 160°F
  • Creme Brûlée 170° to 175°F
  • Baked Custard (Old Fashion) 160°F
  • Flan 170° to 175°F

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