Baking Catastrophe

Saturday was a baking day.  I made bread and a pound cake for friends that help us out all the time.  So Sunday afternoon, I decided to make us one of our favorite pound cakes.

My favorite pound cake with lemon and pineapple flavoring. This won’t last long either.

Five beautiful duck eggs and three cups of sugar later it went in the oven.  It was a damp day and I knew I would have to watch carefully that it got done on the inside without getting too dry.  Forty-five minutes later it was almost done so I set the timer for another five minutes.  Thirty minutes later I didn’t hear the timer and was involved in something else and I ended up with this:


It doesn’t look that bad in this picture but it’s black down in the pan and so dry that I’m not sure the chickens will eat it.  What am I thinking, those chickens will eat anything that doesn’t eat them first!!!

Thankfully I didn’t ruin my favorite pan!

I guess that’s what I get for trying to do too many things at one time!!!  I’ll start over today as soon as my butter is at room temperature.

7 thoughts on “Baking Catastrophe

  1. Colin

    Looks pretty good to me. Baking and I do NOT agree – well the results of years ago of trying were disaster zones!
    Have a great Easter – I am going north to friends on a sheep/beef cattle property.
    I will even try riding a horse again – I was once in far younger days quite an accomplished
    rider/equestrian as I was a pony club member – I better be careful with my wrecked back!!!
    However there will be no show jumping, pole tagging, camp drafting activities – ha ha.
    Ah those were the days!
    Your Aussie mate


  2. Barbara

    Awww, so disappointing! At least it didn’t go to waste!! I love pound cake — my favorite is a marble one I’ve been making for years — but I love anything with pineapple flavor!


    1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

      I’ve never made a marbled one but love them too. My pound cake recipe allows me to change the flavor just by adding different flavors. We like the lemon, black walnut and one that has pineapple, banana and cocoanut flavoring in it. Really good!



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