The thing that I am learning while taking the journey of cake, is that I am really a lazy baker. I would like mouthwatering, mind blowing results with no time or energy! So I giggled when I found myself measuring my tube pan!! I will have you know it is a perfect 16 cup capacity tube.
The wonder of eggs and their ability to fluff!! This part was mesmerizing and a bit scary-I was doubting my Bosch's ability to handle the expanding ingredients. Never fear in the end there was no need for worry.
Making my sides smooth and beautiful. This batter was the most wonderfully smelling. I found myself whispering and treading softly in the house while it was baking and telling my husband of the memories of my Nana, who would bake angel food cake. We could not talk or slam doors while the cake was baking! I did search for Wondra cake flour but Swans Down is all I could find.
This proved to be a fun challenge. I took the directions of "immediately" to heart and had trouble flipping without burning myself. What a delightful upside down mystery this provided when the kids came home from school.
Chocolate throwing has never been more fun, as my girls and I pelted the cake. I did have difficulty splitting the cake for the interior layers of frosting. In fact, I didn't do two layers inside. I did one and that turned out to be a mistake. The cake was tasty but over the top mouth watering with the frosting. Having the layers made it wonderful-so the lack of one layer was too much cake without frosting. The perfect balance of cake and frosting, sweet and texture.
Everyone loved it! I am hording the last piece for a late night snack.
The recipe for this one was posted on NPR!!! Check it out-for the others buy this book! It is great.