Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TWD: Dimply Plum Cake

So due to come unknown cognitive impairment, I am reading this recipe beat butter, add eggs, then sugar.  And I think, "really Dorie?  everyone knows about the creaming of butter and sugar being very important for optimal texture and flavor."  But I look again.  my brain sees butter, eggs, sugar.  Part of me thought of going to the P&Q section and posting about this conundrum, but I wanted to make the cake for breakfast and I was hungry.  So with faith in the great Dorie, I put in the butter, add the eggs, then the sugar.  I look again.  Butter, sugar, then the eggs.  Like every other recipe ever.  I could have, at this point, thrown everything out and started over. But I kinda wanted to see where it would take me.


Well, the cake turned out no worse for wear. Actually, it turned out great.  The plums were a little sour, so maybe mother nature could be a bit more accommodating next time, but the cake was nice and sweet, with the orange zest doing it's job nicely, and just a hint of cardamom in the back.  

Our breakfast was yummy, and even though I bartered some with my neighbor, (thank you very much Darlene) there is plenty for breakfast tomorrow and onwards. 


OUT WITH COOKIES!  IN WITH CAKE! 

please see our host, Michelle of Bake-en for the recipe and the TWD blogroll for the rest of the gang's efforts.

12 comments:

Lori said...

i second you: out with cookies, in with cake!! just not this one, we didn't like it so much. so glad you enjoyed it.

Carla said...

Haha I can't tell you how many times I've misread recipes. I remember one time I kept saying to my friend egg whites, egg whites, egg whites. Then I added the whole egg. Doh! Glad you could still eat it :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Glad the cake turned out fine. It looks scrumptious! Well done!

Engineer Baker said...

Hehe - out with cookies, in with cake indeed. And I always misread recipes. Or the page flips and I just keep reading and suddenly I'm making some sort of franken-recipe. Glad yours turned out.

Bridgett said...

Yours turned out beautifully! This cake is definitely a great treat for breakfast.

HoneyB said...

LOL, it is funny really when you think about it! I just made biscotti the other day and I swear it said 2/3 cup butter - but it was only 1/3!! I ended up having to add extra ingredients and then I forgot to double the sugar! Nonetheless, your cake looks like it fared just fine even though the additions were a wee bit backwards! ;-)

Christine said...

Yeah out with cookies and in with cake I so agree! Your cake looks delicious!

Prudy said...

Looks lovely. Don't you love it when it all works out, no matter the little errors?

Annette said...

It looks good! Glad you liked it. I can't wait to have some tomorrow morning!

Candy said...

This looks so tasty! Glad it turned out for you!

MrOrph said...

That ain't no Krimpet!

Great looking nonetheless!

Barbara said...

Lovely! Glad it worked out.