With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Keeping it Real

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Keeping it Real

In a perfect world this doesn't happen. In my kitchen, mishaps do occur; I try to smile and make the best of it.

Making dessert for our Wednesday evening bible study, I thought I was on top of things by baking an old favorite first thing in the morning. All went well and the wonderful aroma of baking apples filled the house. When the timer went off and I tested for doneness, I set the cake, still in the pan to cool for a bit. I loosened the sides with a knife, as I always do and felt a little resistance. I waited a little longer then gently inverted the cake hoping it would release. Nope. So I turned it upright and again went around the edges with the knife. Inverting once more onto a rack, the bottom dropped out but I could see it had a crack.

"No!". "I'll just flip it over onto a cutting board and deal with the one crack after it cools." That flip didn't go so well. 
My grandson was at the kitchen table eating his breakfast and stared in awe as the disaster crumbled all over. We both uttered in unison, "Woah".
Could it get any worse?
I thought about consoling myself by eating it all but just nibbled at the tasty mess deciding what to do.
I sliced it as best as I could and arranged it onto serving plates.
Our group won't mind. I'll turn the lights low and add a scoop of ice-cream and serve with some good coffee.

But, please, don't let my morning mishap dissuade you from making this really delicious cake. More than likely I sprinkled too much sugar onto the pan after spraying with non-stick spray. The cake turns out lovely and is popular whenever served.

this is how my cake usually turns out
or like this when I bake in loaf pans (which I do every Christmas to give as gifts)

Happy Baking!


10 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a cute post and the reaction of you and your grandson in unison is funny! I have had similar things to happen. Thank you for a delicious sounding recipe. Blessings to you and your family.

podso said...

If you had cut the cake in the kitchen and served on plates it would look somewhat similar, especially if covered by ice cream. The fact that you would serve that yummy dessert however it turned out shows that you are comfortable with yourself and your BS Friends! One of the advantages to growing older!

Ann Thompson said...

Well it looks delicious even all brken up. I love the expression on your face in the first picture

Ann Thompson said...

Well it looks delicious even all brken up. I love the expression on your face in the first picture

Lea said...

Awe, bless your heart, we call that a "flitter" cake at our house. :o)) But, it looks like a delicious cake! Happy weekend!

Lynn said...

Oh yea, I've been there:@) Jewish Apple Cake is a crowd favorite here too, bet everyone loved it!

Karen said...

This makes me feel better! I was often asked to cut the wedding cake at friends' receptions. Obviously they did not know about my reputation for occasionally butchering the fancy tiers! LOL I know your cake was a delicious treat.

Pondside said...

Well it looks delicious!
My mother made a birthday cake that had the same sort of accident. She called it an avalanche cake and it has become a bit of family lore.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

No matter how it looks on a plate I bet it's delicious.

Kristina said...

I like how you utilized it and placed it on the trays, despite the mishap. Love it! Way to go to be positive. I love that. Thanks for the recipe too.

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