… or, as I call it, my first Daring Bakers Debacle.
Nothing about this worked for me this month (Dan has a differing opinion, which is that the taste worked out but that the texture was weird). In either case, I felt that I could not serve this to the guests to whom I had intended serving it. As it came down to the wire for me this month (I made this today – as in on posting day) I had to come up with another dessert at the twelfth hour Luckily, that dessert was a success (Phew! Thank goodness because people will be here in an hour and a half!), and I look forward to sharing it all with you in my next post.
But back to the cake. I, of course, attempted to veganize it and add some extra flavor to it. I roasted some apples and added the puree to the batter. I suspect that my cake may have been underdone when I pulled it out of the oven. Additionally, I found the end frosted result to be tooth achingly sweet. I don’t fault the recipe – I fault my execution. I won’t be posting my mistakes here; rather, I’d like to direct you to the source of the recipe (Shuna Fish Lyon of Eggbeater by way of Bay Area Bites) so that you may have a go of it yourself:
There was also an optional caramel candies recipe to make this month and, tempting as it was (I love caramels!), in the face of many sugar-infused days in the weeks ahead I decided to forgo it until a less sugar-saturated time of year.
Thank you to the hosts of this month’s challenge: Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity , Alex of Blondie and Brownie Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie, duo: http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com/), Jenny of Foray into Food , and Natalie of Gluten-a-Go-Go .