Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Caramel Crumble Cinnamon Loaf Cake

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Sounds like a good cake, doesn't it? But I should call it Looks Like It's Been Dropped Cake or Caramel Crumble Car Crash Cake. Nevertheless, I thought that I can't always just write about the successes in my kitchen and cover up the near misses, disasters and casualties. And actually there isn't really anything wrong with the flavour of cake, it's just the fact that half of it stuck in the pan and a bit of the caramel crumble top broke off as well.

That all would have also been only half as bad if the cake had been for me. As some of you will know I'm the resident birthday cake baker at work though, and this was the cake I made for A's birthday. As I didn't have enough ingredients, time or patience to start all over again, I just patched it up and stuck a candle in it. After all, it's the thought that counts, isn't it?!

I have to say that all of us did enjoy it despite it's wonky appearance. The flavours are good and it's nice and moist. I'll probably make it again, I'll just make sure that I'll line the pan next time and don't just rely on greasing it. Next time I'll also take a picture with a proper camera, not just with my phone and I will post the recipe with my own instructions that will hopefully be a little easier to understand. For now you can find the recipe here.

12 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It looks and sounds good to me. I will certainly give it a go. Thanks. A x

pigpigscorner said...

I have man ydisasters happening in my kitchen as well. Learn from experience..but it definitely sounds yummy!

Jan said...

Looks great to me Sylvie!

Marie said...

It looks tasty regardless Sylvie!! I always find if I butter the pan and then lightly flour it, cakes come out quite easily.

Sam said...

It sounds like an amazing cake! It looks really good to me.

J.Danger said...

I think it looks amazing! It looks just like Starbuck's Crumble Coffee Cake, but I am positive that your tastes better!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Didn't you know? Wonkiness ADDS to the flavour... ;-)

Susan said...

Hey, I wouldn't stick MY nose up at it, it looks tasty!

Alex said...

Still looks better than most of my 'disasters'!

beach houses said...

as long as he celebrates his birthday with those people whom you love i thinks its already enough

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Sylvie,

I lightly butter my tin then dust lightly with flour - turn the tin over and tap out the excess. This always seems to do the trick for me if I'm not lining with baking paper.

Your cake still looks scrummy to me and I bet it went down a storm . Love the crumble topping - yum!

Kevin said...

This loaf sounds so good!