Yesterday I took a long nap, so I was up much later than normal. I decided, sometime while I was cooking supper, that I was going to make a pound cake later. I set out my butter and eggs, because it’s better if both are at room temp before baking. After messing around in my art room a little while, I began the cake. I must tell you….my birthday is Friday and my very favorite cake in the world is a good, plain pound cake. My parents and my niece and I all have late august bdays so we celebrate together. I may not get my cake for my bday, so I’m making it myself. I’ve been craving it for at least a week!
Ok…back to the cake.
Everything is going as usual, but this is a new recipe. I didn’t want to go the store for ingredients, and I found a recipe on joyofbaking.com that allowed me to stay home and bake. Because I’m baking, I followed the recipe to the letter. I poured the batter into my loaf pan, and threw it in the oven. Recipe says to bake 50-60 minutes.
AFter about 20 minutes, my oven is smoking!!!! I pull open the door to find that the cake has risen over top of the pan and dripping onto the coils below. Oh my, what to do? I immediately grab a non stick cookie sheet to put on the bottom rack to catch what else may billow over, but what do i do about the smoking pieces already in the bottom of the oven? I just left it.
Another 20 minutes later….I pull open the door to check on my cake. This is what I found!
notice the sunken center…..
I mean, I love Japanese style sunken gardens, but sunken pound cake? Not so fond of this!
I let it continue to bake, maybe it’ll still taste good? I pulled it out of the oven and drape a cloth over top of it to cool til morning. I wanted it for breakfast!
This morning, I woke up to try my sunken cake.
Not a pretty site, but like I said…I’ve been craving so I tried it….and threw it away!
I have failed miserably! I must mention, I love to cook and I’m very good at it….so this is a punch in the face to my ego!
Maybe I’ll get a pound cake when we celebrate!