Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Pound Cake from Hell!

Ok, so as i run up and down the aisles of Publix i call my hubby and ask him if there's anything special he wants me to pick up. He rattles off a list of things including pound cake, and i know i heard it, but it went in one ear and out the other. That nite after dinner he asks where's the pound cake?! Oops, i apologize and tell him i'll make him one tomorrow.

So i attempted to.

First i go on a mission to find one, and am happy to report that good ol Paula Deen has one! And before even clicking on it, i just knew that hers would have at least a stick of butter in it, and what do you know, it doesn't have 1, but 2! I love Paula and her a stick of butter in EVERY recipe mentality.

Grandmother Paul's Sour Cream Pound Cake

I don't have a bundt cake pan but i do have a loaf pan and my hubby's fave store bought pound cake comes in a loaf, so i just decide to use my loaf pan. My hubby got home when i was pouring the batter into the pan and i ask him, do you think i should pour this batter to the top or stop 2/3's of the way to the top or what? He says fill it up! So i do. Why did i listen to him?!

I pop that sucker into the oven, set the timer and walk away from the kitchen. I think it was about 25 min in, i smell something funny. I'm like what the heck, weird, and go to the kitchen to see smoke pouring out of my oven. WHAT?! I open it up and sure enough, there's cake batter pouring out over the side of the pan and well turning into charcoal at the bottom of my oven.

I turn everything off and amid a flood of expletives, take out the pound cake, the racks and start scraping the mess off the bottom of my oven with a spatula and bleepity bleeping that i can't believe i used 6 eggs and 2 sticks of butter and a whole hell of a lot of flour in a recipe that was ruined in less then 30 minutes!

After i cleaned everything up, i popped it back into the oven for the remaining hour. THIS is what came out of the oven.

It looked like it was doomed to me. I didn't taste it, but later that nite, my hubby walked over with a slice saying "it's good, babe". I hacked into it and pulled out a not too burned piece and thought, eh.

The next morning, i continued hacking away at it and decided to smear it with some butter, it was really good, like i had 3 pieces, that good.

So yes, make this recipe, but make it in a bundt pan! ;)

My hubby just walked in asking why i looked so serious, i told him i'm recanting the pound cake from hell story. He said really? I just bought a pound cake! LOL!

Guess i won't be making the recipe any time soon. :P


***CCC*** said...

OMG...Paula Deen bundt cake?

Your blog is evil.

And I love love love it. I'm living vicariously through your kitchen...

Carmen said...

I love your story. It's so funny!!!
I was going to tell you, I usually wrap the over rack with aluminum paper, so when I am trying something new it does not spill to the bottom of the oven. I don’t know if that changes the heat getting to the food, but prevents me from making a mess.

Candace said...

LOL! Been there done that!

maitee said...

I <3 your stories and going into your blog and finding it updated!!!!!!

DeborahSW said...

Hee hee... for all the horrors it went thru it ended up looking pretty tastey! ;)

aydin said...

LMAO - I would've been ranting about the waste of ingredients, too. Glad it was salvagable. Love how your husband wanders in and out through the story, so casually ;)

Joelen said...

Great story!! :)

Sugar Girl Bakeshop said...

lol. Well, live and learn. Now you know never fill anyting to the top. The saga continues to find the best poundcake recipe. You make me laugh all the time!