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help! lackluster layer cake-- can I transform it??

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help! lackluster layer cake-- can I transform it??

foxy fairy | Nov 15, 2007 11:09 AM

I tried Nigella's butterscotch layer cake today and I'm feeling rather crestfallen. While this looks attractive, it tastes -- well, just lackluster. It reminds me of a glorified pound cake with some sweet cream cheese slapped on top. This comes from Domestic Goddess (page 20) and while it looks pretty, I'm grumpy about the BLAH flavor.

Here's my quandary: This entire cake (minus the two slices we managed to get down) is sitting in my kitchen, and I don't know what to do with it. We will not eat it as is. Might there be any way to salvage it -- turn it into something else? (a la Hogwarts School of Culinary Arts???) I don't want to give it away because, honestly, it's rather dry and unimaginative, and I wouldn't feel happy presenting it to a friend or even a neighbor. It is iced with caramel that I made and cooled, then swirled into cream cheese per her instructions-- the icing tastes off too. I should have gone for buttercream.

I have it in my head that I can soak this in something (can't be liquor or anything alcoholic, though) to try salvaging it. But probably not, because it's iced already. Hmmm. Help!

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