“U” is for Upside-Down Banana Nut Cake Mishap(s)

Today was a mess of nonsense in my kitchen. First, I made a batch of Roasted Beet Brownies and forgot some essential ingredients. I feared failure in their future so I stirred the abandoned ingredients into the batter a few minutes after they had been in the oven. Quick save (or so I thought)! They came out not quite right… I have no photos because they are mighty ugly.

Second, I decided to focus today’s post on upside-down cake. Mistake? Maybe. You see, I had both of these marvelous-seeming ideas mixing in bowls at the same time. All the while, I was on the phone sorting out a bill with my doctor’s office. Plus, Tim was grumbling about needing lunch. I am usually an expert in multi-tasking – just not today, a Monday of all days. Pfffffftttt.

This poor upside-down cake had some oven adventures it would probably like to forget. When I first removed it from the oven it was gorgeous! It came right out of the pan while Tim and I marveled at the aroma and beauty. And then, while I was photographing it, I realized that it was sinking in the center. I decided to cut a slice for sampling. Batter oozed out from the center. It was under-baked. I put it back in the oven to finish baking. Let’s just say it is no longer a pretty cake. It tastes nice, but the recipe needs a bit of work before I can share it with you. Stay tuned!

Upside-Down Banana Nut Cake (pre-sinkage)

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2 thoughts on ““U” is for Upside-Down Banana Nut Cake Mishap(s)

  1. oh no, Amy! sorry about the beety brownies and the upside-down banana nut cake. i’m glad you were able to save the cake though – and i am looking forward to the recipe. it looks great to me! i’ve never made an upside-down cake before, so i’m eager to give it a whirl. a few weeks ago i attempted a savory gluten-free loaf of bread – it was do’n great (perfect, in fact) and then as it cooled it totally sunk and went to poo. i wasn’t able to save it from disaster, but the squirrels enjoyed hauling pieces of it out of our compost pile to gobble up. ah ha ha!

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