Tuesday, February 10, 2009

German Chocolate

I need to get a lot better about posting more often, but school gets busy along with the rest of life, and so it gets pushed to the back burner.

But, moving on, I've been able to bake some more this semester, especially since I have such a wonderful kitchen at my disposal. I haven't taken many pictures, but I did decided to take some pictures of the cake I baked this weekend, mostly because my mother asked me to.

So, I decided to bake a German Chocolate cake; this is actually my second attempt. My first was a complete flop because I misread the directions. It still tasted really good, but looked worse than this one. So I ended up making a trifle out of it, which is another post for the future.

So, some little words of wisdom I learned from the whole attempt: 1) always, always, ALWAYS read your recipe first, especially in regards to how many pans to use. 2) Sometimes preparing your pan in not enough. I prepared my cake pans with vegetable spray and flour, and they still wouldn't come out, which is why my cake looks so strange. Also put a circle of wax paper or parchment paper on the bottom as well. It's so much more helpful.

So, the moral of the story: always prepare pans, always read the recipe CORRECTLY. Of course, all of the girls in the house still loved the cake (I have to admit that it tasted pretty darn good), it's just not so pretty. :) Just a few things to keep in mind for next time.

P.S. Here's a cake that I baked last fall: a Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake