I don't make it very often 1) because I will eat it all and 2) because then it wouldn't be as special. Well I made it 3 times this week! I made it once last week when our great across-the-street-neighbors came over for dinner and it was a hit. Last night for bible study we had a pot luck/fellowship night as we transition from one book of the bible to another. I was responsible for making dessert. Richard suggested Katy's cake. Now, I will be honest with you and say that I have had trouble with it sticking to the pan before this, but that has meant a few pieces sticking here and there. The recipe does say to grease and flour the pan, which I do, but once and awhile it sticks.
I worked all weekend, but did have some spontaneous vacation both sat and sun night from 7-11pm before working at 11pm. So, I decided I would make the cake sun night and leave more time for myself on monday night since I would be sleeping most of the day (after working all night) and have to get the boys ready and out to bible study by myself. So I threw it together quick before work and had pulled it out of the oven before heading to work leaving Richard to flip it over.
At this point I will state that I claim all responsibility for the cake mishap and it was not my husband's fault at all! And yes, I did write that! I told him to wait a little bit and then flip it onto the cake plate. He called me as I was pulling into the parking lot at work to let me know that it was a disaster and the cake looked awful. The whole top layer had been stuck like glue to the pan. We laughed and I decided I would just make another one tomorrow. He told me not to and just to bring the broken one. I said I would just make a new one and he told me he bet it would happen again.
Well, I rarely give into peer pressure, but I also can't turn down a challenge by my husband!
So monday I got up a few hours earlier than planned and had the boys down for a nap and that cake ready to throw in the pan. Only I had run out of chocolate chips! Ahh! The boys were sleeping and my plan was ruined! After quickly checking with 4 neighbors I was still empty handed. Luckily my sister came to the rescue and dropped some off while she was running errands. Hurray for Nikki! The cake did turn out beautifully and I think it was because the boys and I prayed real hard before I flipped this one over! (Not to mention that I let it cool a little longer and floured it a little more, but they don't need to know that)
Here are a few snapshots of the infamous cake.
How silly, you might be thinking, why didn't she just bring the broken one? Why make a whole new cake? Yes, I know. I had to step up to the challenge, I am a perfectionist, and I am a little proud when it comes to cooking/baking. I wanted to show my fellow bible study members (who I hardly know) that I could do it. Plus, we have a whole cake at home to enjoy (the broken one). Honestly, wouldn't you have done the same? Plus, know I have a great story to blog and laugh about later!