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Honey Cake Fail

rockycat | Sep 16, 201506:45 AM     8

I usually do very well with recipes from the CI, ATK, etc. conglomerate, but I had a spectacular fail this week with a cake recipe from a recent issue. I think it's safe to say I've never had anything like these results before. The recipe is for a honey cake that cuts back on the oil by using applesauce, an imperfect solution at best, but I trust CI not to publish a clunker.

After the recommended baking time the cake still tested as very wet. I tend to have that problem regularly with the pan I used so I wasn't too surprised. I baked about 15 min. longer than recommended, testing every 5 min. The cake cooled and unmolded just fine. I used a lemon glaze rather than a vanilla glaze, but so what? The problem was the texture of the cake. It was fully baked through but had a very rubbery texture. Someone else described it as pudding-like. The taste was pretty good but the texture was very off-putting. Any ideas what I could have done wrong?

Here's the recipe:
https://www.cookscountry.com/recipes/...
or, if you don't have a subscription to Cook's Country, here's a paraphrase:
http://johnsmags.gotdns.com/johnsmags...

Honey Cake
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