I finally made Goin's recipe yesterday, but had some problems, as you can see from the photos. I think the main problem was that I used a pyrex loaf pan, b/c I couldn't find the other one (I suspect it's in a Christmas box, as it had another use over the holidays!). I put the timer on for 40 minutes - it says to bake for 60. I tested it and it wasn't done yet. Didn't notice the burning on the bottom and sides, but the top was awfully brown, so I put a piece of foil on. After 50 minutes, the skewer came out clean.
Well, the bottom was black, the sides were dark brown, and the top quite unpleasant, which cannot be explained by the pyrex. Also, she says to put in 3/4 of the batter, then the compote, then the rest of the batter. But in the photos, the compote is at the bottom of the cake ....
The cake did seem slightly over done to me. The compote is wonderful and I'd like to try this again. Any other thoughts on the fiasco?