Dec 13, 2008

Upside-Down Cake

Normally my I bake quite good cakes. But tonight, something went wrong with my usually-reliable Green's Golden Butter Cake Mix:

I was taking this photo of my sad cake just as The Wah came through the door. He assuaged my disappointement with a jaunty "That's okay - it's an upside-down cake!".

He went off for a quick shower, then started rummaging about in the kitchen.

"What's the date today?" he yelled.

"The thirteenth!" I hollered back.

"Hmm, I'd better eat these eggs then."

Now imagine my life as a movie. There I am, tapping away on my computer in the BatCave (the study here at Chez Clumsy). It's at this point that I look directly up from my screen at the wall, looking exactly at the spot where a camera would be pointed directly at me for a close-up of the lightbulb moment that I have just had.

"The eggs!" I cried. "I forgot to put in the eggs!"

No WONDER the fracking cake had crumbled like Australia's top batting order on the recent tour of India.

Luckily the Wah, ever the gracious partner-in-life, was able to add these crucial ingredients in post-baking. Still, I think he may have been taking the piss:

Somehow I can't imagine Nigella Lawson making these kinds of elementary mistakes. Then again, Nigella probably hadn't pulled an all-nighter at the Impro Mafia Christmas party, and was suffering madcap-shenanigan-induced brain paralysis.

Now, anyone for some crumbs of butter cake and tea?


  1. Yeast is apparently an important ingredient when you're making bread. I have, on occasion, surprised myself at my ability to make damper.

  2. You know, you can rescue any bad cake with a can of condensed milk. Just pour it over and eat... YUM!

  3. In other news... Eggless Cake (with a side order of egg) has been turned into VAT-O-Trifle!

    With the addition of red and green jelly and enough custard to drown Aqua-Man I have created a sweet tasting culinary monster!

    Fear Me and Rejoice in my Culinary Shenanigans!

  4. Too funny. I love how the cake was rescued, post baking. Have to admit, I almost did this once at work, when I was in a hurry to bake a mega batch of muffins at 5 am. The mix almost made it into the oven until I spied the big lonely bowl of cracked eggs sitting on the counter.

    Lee sent me, by the way.

  5. Hi Y! Welcome to the madhouse.

    Big shout out to Lee too, by the way - your visits are always a welcome surprise!

    Cheers, Nat.

  6. ah! At least you figured out what happened :-P Was it still eatable without the eggs?