Ann Reardon

Cake Rescue

 

Everyone makes baking mistakes, don’t see it as a failure but rather an opportunity that we can learn from. In this episode the simple secrets for making ice-cream cakes, rescuing undercooked cakes and ones that break when they are coming out of the tin. We will also experiment to find the best options for perfect pineapple upside down cakes.

bluey birthday cake easy
Recipes used in this video:

White chocolate ganache

300g (10.58 ounces) white chocolate
105mL (3.55 fluid ounces) cream
Place the cream and chocolate into a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and heat for additional 30 second bursts, stirring between each one until it is smooth. Leave the cool to room temperature and then beat with electric beaters until fluffy.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

565g (19.93 ounces)/ 20 oz (566.99 grams) canned pineapple slices
12 – 18 cherries

Optional ‘Caramel’ – alternatively line tin with baking paper
60g (2.12 ounces) or 4 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar

Cake:
1 tsp vanilla extract
115g (4.06 ounces) butter
3/4 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk , full or low-fat
1/4 cup pineapple juice , reserved from can
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Any leftover pineapple, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Choose to either line your tin with baking paper or for optional ‘caramel’ pour in the melted butter and sprinkle over brown sugar. Watch the video to see the difference in how the cake turns out.

Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice for later. Pat the pineapple rings dry and arrange on the base of the tin. Add a cherry to the centre of each pineapple ring.

Whip the vanilla, butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, sour cream, milk and pineapple juice and beat until smooth. Slowly mix in the flour and baking powder only until it is all combined.

Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle on any leftover pineapple.

Bake at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 30 minutes then tip out onto a plate.

chocolate creme cake

Chocolate Crémeux Cake

You can find the recipe for chocolate cremeux here.
For this video I used a chocolate cake recipe that the person who made the cake fail provided. I would not recommend it for flavour or texture. Use this yummy chocolate cake recipe instead.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

5 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 4.5

    My kids love cakes so much. I got the new cake recipe for them.

  2. Rating: 5

    Yeah do a debunking video

  3. Rating: 5

    Please do a debunking video

  4. Rating: 5

    You are making a pool cake

    • You are right 😀

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