Have you ever been cooking for a special occasion when things just fall apart....literally and figuratively. Today is my sweet MIL's birthday. I make her birthday cake every year. Usually she wants coconut cake or Italian Cream cake, but this year she wanted Black Walnut Cake. I've never made a Black Walnut Cake or even eaten a black walnut, but that's what she wanted, so I started looking for a recipe. I found one on allrecipes.com. Here is the recipe:
BLACK WALNUT CAKE
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped black walnuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing just until the yellow disappears. Combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in the vanilla and walnuts, and pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before turning out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 592
Total Fat: 29.7g
So, I made the cake and it smelled wonderful! I let it cool in the pan as directed.
Doesn't that look good? But when I went to turn it out onto my cake plate, it stuck and when I say stuck I mean STUCK! Half of the cake came out, half did not.
Boy, if that isn't a hot mess, I don't know what is. We had about an hour before we were supposed to be at my MIL's house. No time to make another cake. Stupid, crappy, bundt pan! UGH!
So, Nannie (Hubby's grandmother) and I made an executive decision that we would make frosting to cover it. So, I opted for cream cheese icing.
Hope y'all have a good day!