Friday, June 15, 2012

Cake Wreck

If you're wondering what you're looking at, it's a cake fail.

When I moved to the States I bought this lovely Nordicware bundt pan:

Squires Shop
It's wonderfully heavy and I just love the design! However, I've never manage to unmould a cake without it leaving little bits behind.

I was determined to do it yesterday, so I went and bought the Pam Baking spray  - it has flour in it. I was assured that this was the way. So I make my cake.

I used this recipe from the Pioneer Woman, except I omitted the flavourings and used the seeds of a vanilla bean instead. I suppose I should have been suspicious that she didn't show a pic of her's unmoulded.

When I tried to unmould, the bottom half came out, leaving the entire top half in there. Ugh. So I had to take the top out and reassemble it. Luckily (I suppose), it was only in 2 pieces, not more.

So I checked out the Nordicware site for answers. Apparently, once you take it from the oven you should leave it to sit for precisely 10 mins, then shake from side to side, and then unmould. And now I'm obsessed with doing it right. Stay tuned!

By the way, the cake tasted amazing. How could it not, with 5 eggs and 3/4 of a pound of butter?


  1. thanks for the tip - because this drives me nuts - i even gave away a beautiful pan because it would never work. now i'll have to try it again. i'm crossing my fingers for you!

    1. So glad I'm not the only one! I'll keep you updated!