Thursday, December 23, 2010

Eggnog Cake Fail

My husband found a recipe that sounded delicious in the newspaper on Tuesday - Eggnog Cake. I am a decent baker, so wasn't worried too much about making it - and we all love Eggnog around here after all, so I was pretty sure it would be a hit.
I got in a hurry, and decided instead of going to the store I would substitute regular flour + cornstarch for the cake flour and butter flavored crisco for the butter (yes, I know, it's not the same thing, but the package says that you can substitute it for butter in baking recipes). The batter mixed up great and looked wonderful, but when I checked the cake at the shortest baking time it was definitely still not fully cooked. When I checked it at the longer time, the center had collapsed. Sad.
It is a yummy cake, though, and I think I might attempt it again, but will use real butter as well as cake flour next time before I declare the recipe a total loss.
On the other hand, the Boston girl and I managed to get an entire quilt top (baby) done yesterday as well as start a second one. She's getting pretty good at this sewing thing!
Joyeux Noel!


Unknown said...

I am strolling along the Blog Roll at Holly Jolly Blog Bingo and you were on the list.
Sorry about the cake failure, but if it tastes yummy it doesn't count as a 'fail' to me!! :)
Happy Holidays,
gramisews at gmail dot com

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet it tasted great. I have a lemon cake that sometimes does the same thing. I make it the same way each time, but about every other one will collapse in the middle.

I am popping in from the HJB Bingo.