Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TCS ~ Aug 2013 ~ Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake

We at 

baked our 2nd last cake from
Our New Book:
~ Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson ~
I really do love this cake book and am sorry that our
baking from it ends with our final cake in October
I am looking forward to the new book and another year
of fabulous baking joy with my fellow TCS bakers!

~ Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake ~
at half the recipe


 Click HERE for the recipe!
note: since I baked mine in smaller pans:
the smaller two pans came out at 25 mins
and the large one came out at 30 mins
instead of 55 mins for a 10 inch pan
 and a quarter of the original recipe
for
~ Brown Butter Icing ~
in case you are wondering....
I sandwich the two small cakes with the same frosting
thus giving me an option of both a frosted cake and a plain one!
 that's what I call ~ having my cake and eating it too! ;)
All cut up and packed for distribution!
I had no mishap (this time ~ with no ingredient left behind)
with this cake and the frosting
(my DH likes this cake (ate it w/o the frosting!) and said to save 
some for his visit with the grandchild)
except perhaps I find the frosting a bit gritty and a tad too sweet...

BUT
(1)
I had a bonfire in my oven cos some oil had spill down from the
hob onto the metal tray just above the gas fire thingy
and I had to spend half an hour cleaning up before proceeding.
(2)
while making the brown butter - there were some
burnt bits at the bottom of the pot and most of them stuck!
so there was another half hour at washing up time spent scrubbing!

13 comments:

  1. Your cakes looking so yummy!

    Sorry about your mishaps.
    Thank goodness the fire didn't get out of control!


    Holly
    :)

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    1. Yup, I panicked only for 3 secs then quickly turned off the oven, disconnected the gas pipe and remove the gas cylinder!

      I do like this cake.

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  2. Hi Emily, there's so much cake and the cake yummy!! How I wish I'm your neighbour!

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  3. Same thing happened to me with the brown bits left behind from the butter... all stuck! Your cakes look beautiful! You did a great job! I am happy your hubby enjoyed the cake... that's SUCCESS! :)

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  4. Hi Emily,
    Your cake bakes up tall and lovely! So soon that one year is up for this book! Well, time sure flies when one is having fun! Haha!

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  5. Wow Emily your cakes look great! I love the little ones... I hated washing up after the icing too, my arm nearly fell off! Not nearly as bad a problem as your fire though! Oh my gosh, what a fright! Glad you are ok. Hazel x

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  6. I prefer my cakes unadorned too, less calories:) These cakes of yours look very tall and fluffy! Love your mini moulds

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  7. Oh Emily...it looks like many of us had some issues with this cake. Mine was a bit dry, though my icing was good. I LOVE your mini versions....so pretty with the pecans on top! : )

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  8. the cake sounds lovely..i probably go for the brown butter icing one since i hv not tasted one before.your cakes look great. luckily the fire was not serious, how scary!

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  9. I love how tall and light your cake looks. Can you believe this is almost out last cake from the book? The time seems to have flown by.

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  10. If you keep stirring the brown butter then those little bits shouldn't stick to the base of your pan. Great job with the cake.

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  11. I just want access to all of your cute little pans!

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  12. Cute cake Emily! My husband ate most of our cake too!

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