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)