I’ve skipped the walnut cake entirely. No one would eat it if I did make it. Not even me. Why bother? And I’ve made so many cakes lately, I just couldn’t.
The final bake in episode 1, season 3 is a chocolate cherry cake. While I love a nice choco-cherry cake, no one else will eat it, so I’m just making a choco-choco cake. I used this Taste of Home recipe again, but the timing on it is WAAAAAY off. It says 25-30 minutes, but it’s been in there for 40 minutes and it’s still completely raw in the middle. However, I discovered the real culprit…I got an oven temperature gauge and it appears that my oven is 25-30 degrees cooler than it’s supposed to be. Hmmm.
So I baked it. It looked beautiful when I pulled it out, but then it started to sink as it cooled, so it was clearly not done in the middle, but the edges were starting to burn. Maybe I just need to divide the cake into 3 layers instead of 2? The pans *were* pretty full.
So here’s the cake. Ho hum. I’ll probably eat three slices and then throw the rest away.