I’m sad and upset to report that the avocado pound cake was an epic fail…okay maybe I’m being a little dramatic. Was it a fail? Yes. An epic fail? No. The cake itself tasted DELICIOUS. There was a subtle hint of avocado that I wasn’t expecting. I thought the avocado flavor was going to be more of a in your face flavor, but it wasn’t, and it was beautiful. The batter was delicious too! Once I poured the batter into the loaf pans I couldn’t stop eating the left over batter that was in the bowl. SO GOOD. Now you see, the fail part comes into play when I put them in the oven. I baked them for the recommended baking time of 45 minutes. But when the time went off, and I took them out of the oven they were still jiggley in the middle. I put them back in for another 15 minutes and the middle caved it. It was a horrible mess. They didn’t look pretty, the center was still slightly gooey, and the top was too brown for my liking. FAIL.
I figure since this blog is about my baking adventures that I should post the mess ups. Not that mess ups happen often. This has only happened to me one other time – with a lemon cake. There was lots and lots of champagne involved (Note to reader: Do not drink while baking). It was a REAL mess. But I don’t really want to talk about it.
BUT don’t worry. The pound cake may have won this time, however, I feel a round two coming soon. And I am pretty sure that I am going to own the pound cake.