Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cinnamon Pudding Cake

 This months "Cake Slice Bakers" selection was "Cinnamon Pudding Cake" from "cake keeper Cakes" by Lauren Chattman.
This was a cake was a BIG thumbs down for me! The cake just seemed to bland for me, and ended up being dry. I realized some of our group bakers were having trouble with it as well. I did bake the cake for 30 minutes, hoping I would over come the dryness of the cake. It didn't help. Plus my glaze ended up stuck on the pan when I inverted the cake on to the plate! I had one slice warm and was not impressed, then I had another slice cold with coffee, second slice was better, though I feel it was due to me dunking the cake into the coffee.
I honestly have no desire to redo the cake. I just hope next month's cake selection doesn't up being a disaster. If you would like the recipe please click here.

I was really dissapointed, the cake looked really good at this point.
My inverted cake!
Glaze stuck to pan!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kahlua Cake

 I'm so happy to share this recipe with you. I first tried kahlua cake about 7 yrs. ago. My sister had a coworker who would bring this to work. Iwas running errands one day and showed up at her work and it just happend that her friend had taken some to work that day. My sister snuck out a slice for me to try, let me tell you it was love at first sight (or love at first taste)! I savored every crumb in my mouth, she could plainly tell by the look on my face how much I loved it! She ran back inside and I kid you not, snuck out a huge chunk of the cake. I pleaded with her to please get me the recipe. She did. And just like I fell in love with the cake, I did with the my copy of the recipe. I don't know exactly where her coworker got the recipe from, its was either from her mother or mother in law. I actually got a photo copy of the actual written recipe, not sure who wrote it out, but it was done in the most pretty handrwriting I've seen in a long time. Its so neatly done. I've kept the recipe like is all this time, and don't feel like it needs to be rewritten its so pretty to look at, and I feel like their was love put into it as she wrote it.
I highly urge you to make to make this recipe, its moist, fudgy and dense like a brownie with a hint of kahlua liquor. Trust me, you'll love it.

Soooo moist and fudgy!

This is my copy of the recipe, If you have trouble reading this or have questions please do not hesitate to ask me. Good luck!