Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This week for Tuesdays with Dorie, I made the All-in-one Holiday Bundt Cake, chosen by Britin of the Nitty Britty.
I know. This does not look like a bundt. You're right, but believe it or not, it did start off that way.
I had every intention to make this all-in-one holiday bundt cake as written, but I couldn't find cranberries...again. And I even went to a new store this time, but no luck. No problem, I thought, I'll just use dates instead. That's kinda holiday-ey, right?
I was a little in a rush, so I let it cool a few minutes while I got ready to go. I came back to the kitchen wanting to flip it out of the pan before I left. All went well with the flip, but it wasn't coming out of the pan. Then it was, but only part way. I started to panic...I wanted a pretty bundt shape, but it wasn't looking good.
I decided that part of the problem might be my rushing, so I wanted to put the part that was breaking back into the pan. I tried to flip it back into the pan, but disaster struck. My pan is silicone, and it just did not take well to being flipped with only part of the cake in it. So it slipped, and I flipped the cake halfway into the pan and halfway onto my cooling rack. Pretty great, huh?
But I had to do something with the cake, so cake balls it was. Cake balls don't need any preformed cake shape, so it was a natural choice for this catastrophe. But they turned out pretty good. I call them bundt balls. Jacob says I can't do that, but I just did. So there. :p
The cake balls were nice, a little spicy, a little chewy, a little crunchy, and a lot of delicious. I think I would have preferred the bundt, but for a lemonade version, I was pretty happy.
So check out the other TWDers, and their more successful bundts!