Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today I Experienced a Baking Fail.

For those of you who know about baking and how it works, can you tell me what I did wrong?

I wanted to make a yummy almond pound cake with a glaze.

The only thing I changed was I put half white whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour.

I'm wondering if I beat it too much, too long.

It was sooo flaky!  A big, crumbling mess.  It just fell in pieces out of the pan.

I didn't even bother making the glaze.  It tasted good though. 

Well, depending upon who you asked.  Tony said it tasted like corn bread.  I said, "yeah, cornbread without the cornmeal and tastes like cake." 

I asked the girls if they wanted any cake and they were immediately excited.  Ash took a big bite and said, "Bread!"  I sighed and said, "No, it's cake."  She then dubbed it "Cake-Bread."

I give up.


alissa apel said...

I've had this happen before. With me it's because I tried dumping it out of the pan too fast. I was supposed to wait 10 min. or so before dumping it. I try and sneak in whole wheat flour all the time as well. I'm not always sure why cakes and breads mess up like that.

mun said...

I don't bake so I'm sorry I have no idea why it turned out this way. The taste is all that matters to me, so if it tastes good, then it is good to go. :)