NANA’S BACK BEEZIES!
Ugh, sorry. It’s been far too long and Nana’s been nagging in the back of my head to get it together. December was a whirlwind and last week my poor little Sadie went to Doggie Heaven. That means I’m excused. Thank you. I can also tell you that I visited Auntie Anne (second from left) last year and scanned a whole new batch of cute pictures for our weekly recipe. That one above is cute, no? I’m really digging on that poncho, too.
Firstly, you must forgive those ghastly photos of the finished cake. It’s a long goddamn story about why they are so horrible, but suffice it to say, there just was nothing I could do about it. Secondly, don’t let the ugly pictures fool you into thinking this cake isn’t worth making. Because it is freaking delicious.
Never mind all the packaged products. They are there to assist you in your ease of baking. It’s comforting, in a way, that these products have been helping busy housewives and working people alike who need a decadently moist chocolate cake in a pinch.
Speaking of convenience products….can I mention that this spray stuff with flour added is genius? I wouldn’t dream of baking anything in a Bundt pan without it.
Especially this cake. You can see from the photos that this batter is some dense stuff. Don’t be alarmed. It’s supposed to be that way.
So let me just tell you this: When finished, the outside will be solid but the interior never gets DONE, done. The toothpick test doesn’t really apply here. You’ll want to make sure it’s not horribly jiggly in the center and that the cake appears mostly cooked through by touch. The interior remains sort of soft and pudding-like–I suppose that is the whole pudding part of the ingredients and all.
This is certainly one Bundt cake I’ll make again and again.
Thanks Nana! You’re a doll.