Thursday, August 5, 2010

Raspberry FAIL Cake




Can all of us bloggers just have permission here to discuss our failures?


This cake did not get asked to prom.
This cake definitely stayed home most weekends.
This cake is the cake all others copied their homework from.


This cake is no beauty, only tasty...


I plan to refine it in the future since it barely held up for 24 hours. If you do feel like helping me out with suggestions after reading...please do. The middle was a little cavey but dang....flavor it had!



I don't want to keep anything from you, I am NO professional and this happens to be one of those recipes that is certainly not perfected but I should definitely try to perfect it.



I AM SO TURNING RED AS YOU SEE THESE CAKES WITHOUT THE SUGAR......SHAME....





INGREDIENTS

1 stick of butter, softened
3/4 cups granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup of Raspberry Preserves
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar for dusting


DIRECTIONS



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and continue to beat until well mixed. Add the preserves and extract and beat until combined.










In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt then add to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.


Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes in a muffin pan.




Have a great weekend you guys.

23 comments:

scrambledhenfruit said...

Awww....somebody's got to love those little cakes, don't they? I'm not a professional either, so I'm afraid I can't help you in that department. I say as long as they taste good, they're a success. Just make up a new name for them that reflects their inadequacies and pretend that it was what you wanted them to look like in the first place. "Sunken Treasures" maybe? :)

Julie said...

Sounds like that fail cake has pretty much the same social life as me :) Sounds delicious though!

Nirmala said...

Not everything has to look great to be good. Taste is the most important, no?!

My Little Space said...

Why do you call it Fail cake? I think it looks really scrimptious and the texture looks perfectly fine to me. Hope you're having a nice day.
Cheers, kristy

Jay said...

very tempting step by step instructions. Gives me courage to giv a try. Thanks for your delicous recipe dear.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Looks fine to me, except for the small dent.
As long as the cake is fully cooked and the taste is great, I'd put the looks aside.

Tia said...

Hmm... It looks ok to me too! maybe your standards are overly high because mostly everythin else on here is overly beautiful :)

NEL, the batter baker said...

Hey girl,
The depression in the middle is part of the charm! It's also the perfect spot for sitting a cherry on so it won't roll around the cake :)

Kay Heritage said...

After a first bite, nobody will remember the dent because it taste so good! Looks yummy!

newlywed said...

Oh no! I have had more than my fair share of failures, especially when it comes to baking. Maybe you could use a pastry bag to inject a little raspberry jam into the centers? Then, it could be like...an intentional dent!

Tracy said...

These cakes definitely sound like a great idea - keep perfecting the recipe! And, don't be embarrassed about failures...they happen to all of us, and the best part is we can eat the evidence. ;-)

Chef Dennis said...

now that cake may not have made it to the prom, but I bet when someone finally noticed it, it rocked there world!!! I'm not an experienced baker, but my first thought would have been your oven, not you. Hey great cartwheel....see you just distracted me....can I have more cake please!

Jenn said...

It looks good to me...I'd take it to the prom!!! I am not baker, so I have no idea what went wrong..but here's my theory.. if it taste good, you did more things right then wrong, so it's all good!

Jennifurla said...

All of you have me laughing, love the idea of a cherry in the middle!

Ingrid said...

Wish I could help you out but I'm no expert either. Be sure to share when you figure it all out.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Reeni said...

They look pretty darn scrumptious to me too! Sometimes overbeating can make them do that...but I don't think these are a fail. If you send one over I'll taste test it for you...

Garcon de Croissant said...

The muffins don't look bad at all. I've definitely had my share of failures especially with carrot cakes. My problem was I wanted to be healthy and always put too much carrots!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'm sorry to hear that this cake was a failure! They look good, though. That happens to us all someday....

Cheers,

Rosa

Mary said...

Handsome is as handsome does :-). This sounds wonderful and I think it looks pretty good. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rick said...

I screw up things all the time. Good for you posting it! Embrace your failures.

Cocina Savant said...

It is such a shame that some of the most delicious dishes I prepare are rather ugly. I know the feeling, but these cupcakes' ordinary looks are definitely not what matters the most. Taste is king.

Diana's Cocina said...

I eat ugly! LOL! I know what you mean, it can be frustrating!

theUngourmet said...

This has definitely happened to me more than twice! They still look mighty tasty! ;)