Disaster in the Kitchen

Had a burst of domesticity today and decided to bake a pudding cake. Usually this entails adding a box of pudding mix to a cake box mix. But having no cake box mixes on hand I searched in vain on the internet for a semi-scratch recipe and then decided to go ahead and try my luck with adding a box of pudding to a regular cake from scratch. I found a recipe for a quick 2-egg cake that sorta sounded like yellow cake.

Well, it was a total disaster. For some reason the edges burnt while the middle was still liquidy. And then when I lowered the temp and came back to check it, there was no more middle. It had totally sunk. And it still wasn’t cooked. Finally I decided it was cooked enough to come out and I turned it upside down on a plate and the girls and I just took forks and dug in. It was pretty gross. Smelled good though.

Anyone have a real recipe for the kind of cake that is moist and kind of dense (usually they make it with lemon mix and lemon pudding)?

Hmm – thinking about it, maybe my experience today is the reason I always see it in a bundt pan… ha ha.

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9 Responses to Disaster in the Kitchen

  1. joyinvanity says:

    It’s not exactly what you are looking for – but you probably always have the ingredients on hand, it needs no frosting, it is super moist, it is not too sweet and it is very yummy!
    CRAZY CAKE                      
     
    Combine in large bowl:
    1 ½ cups flour
    1 cup sugar
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3 tablespoons cocoa
     
    In small bowl combine:
    1 tablespoon vinegar
    6 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup cold water
     
    Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.
    Do not grease pan.
    Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

  2. joyinvanity says:

    Sorry about the spacing (I guess that’s what I get for cutting and pasting) — feel free to take it down or adjust!

  3. thanks, i’ll give it a try.

  4. whoops. I don’t know about this cake. I”ll have to try it.

  5. i wish i could help but i even screw up mixes.
    and jello.
    you know that.
    xo

  6. Akialuz says:

    i love this site.  i just tried a recipe for today and was perfect.  they are usually very good.
    http://search.allrecipes.com/recipe/quick.aspx?q1=pudding+cake&lnkid=65

  7. Momof2js says:

    That is a funny story, especially that it should have been a bundt (“its a bundt cake” “A what?” A bundt! “Oh! A cake with a hole in it” – My Big Fat Greek  Wedding). I appreciate kitchen/recipe flub ups, I guess because I have so many of my own and misery loves company.  I love that you just dug in anyways. 

  8. Hey….at least you cook.  I stay away from the kitchen as much as possible!

  9. i don’t know, but beccah does a great thing with box mixes…she substitutes milk for water and butter for oil and they taste SO amazing!

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