It has happened. It didn’t happen in a week I expected, but it has happened all the same.
I made an entirely inedible cake.
I didn’t fancy making the million layered Dobos Torte thing, the Princess Torte looked delicious but a lot of faff which left me with the yeast-leavened cake option.
I found a recipe for a German Butterkuchen which sounded dead simple and really tasty with its cinnamon sugary topping and ridiculous amounts of butter involved (seriously don’t calorie count this one, it involved 220g of butter!)
I’m not entirely sure what went wrong apart from the yeast mixture never rose – maybe I didn’t let the butter mix cool enough and killed it with heat or maybe the place I left it to prove was too cold. I don’t know but whatever the reason, it didn’t really rise so I didn’t have much hope when I sprinkled over the cinnamon butter sugar topping (I did warn you about the calorie count…) and put it in the oven.
The resulting cake looked like a mountain range which struck me as a little odd and when I sliced the cake it looked mostly like uncooked dough and it pretty much tasted like it too. The crunchy cinnamon topping layer was delicious though and I expect if you aren’t a total lummox with yeast it would actually make a really nice cake to have with afternoon tea. As it was I managed a whole mouthful before putting the rest of my slice in the bin.
If you want to have a go at making Butterkuchen, the recipe I followed is HERE – I just hope you have more luck than me with it!!
Many thanks to Kerry Gold for providing the butter for this bake by sponsoring #greatbloggersbakeoff2014 – Sorry I ruined it!!