Tuesday, January 12, 2016
ANYONE NEED A DOOR STOP?
It looked like carrot cake! It even smelled like carrot cake. but when it came out of the oven....I knew I had a problem.
Let me back up.....Everyone at the last cooking class at the Villa wanted me to make carrot cake for our next session. I had never made a carrot cake (from scratch) but agreed. How hard can it be, for heaven's sake?
I found a recipe a friend had given me years ago, and since everything I had ever tasted of her recipes were delicious. So going exactly by her recipe and directions I made a carrot cake.
I always make a "test case" for the recipe a week or so before to I can be sure it will turn out. Good thing I did this time.
OK, back to the problem. First of all it didn't rise as it should and it didn't cook evenly. It was in a 9 x13 pan which was called for.
I can handle a crooked cake....so I decided to cut it in half and layer it. The edges were a little hard but it cut easily into two squares.
The cream cheese frosting was to die for....(one good thing), So I went ahead and instead of tasting it, frosted it. (Mistake), When we tried the first piece.....it was obvious something was missing. Carrot cake is suppose to be MOIST! This was so dry it would choke a horse! I could have frosted a bail of hay an had the same effect. If I hadn't already wasted the frosting, I could have used it for a "door stop". HaHa.
Went back to the recipe and saw that I had done everything perfectly ~ but believe me the cake was a disaster!
So, what am I doing for the cooking class tomorrow? Quiche and scones....I will go with something tried and proven!!!
Have you ever had a cooking or baking disaster?