February 14, 2013 by Leah
I had big plans to make a heart-shaped cake (round pan – square pan – cut and frost) for my husband for Valentine’s Day. This is always somewhat of a challenge as baking has never been my strong suit. I used a sourdough-based recipe I’ve used before and everything was going fine until I took the cake out of the oven after 25 minutes. While it passed the toothpick test, it looked like this on the cooling rack:
The square cake was even worse in the middle:
Note to self: the toothpick test doesn’t work for sourdough-based batter.
In despair, I started trying to reshape the baked edges into something useful.
And came up with this:
Happy Valentine’s Day!