11 hours ago
Friday, July 31, 2009
File this under cake mishaps.
I told you I was not a baker, but you didn't believe me.
This is what used to happen to me too often.
I guess my streak is over.
I decided to be creative with my plain vanilla cake recipe and add buttermilk, chocolate chips and walnuts.
I was going to make a nice sugar crust with the beautiful vanilla sugar that Janet from Ladue & Crew sent me, along with homemade bourbon vanilla, and lots of fig treats! Thank you Janet, and it's not even my birthday!
Well, as you can see, the cake stuck to the pan and fell apart.
I guess I did not grease the pan well enough, and the eager beaver that I am, removed it too early from the loaf pan instead of waiting for it to cool.
Another mishap: the chips and nuts were too heavy for this batter and all sunk to the bottom, helping the cake stick to the pan.
No, I didn't remember to coat them with flour.
I tried my best to put it back together with a spatula and plate it.
Though this was one ugly cake, it was DELICIOUS!!!!
The vanilla sugar crust was beautiful and the buttermilk made the cake nice and light.
Never judge a book by its cover!