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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 21, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I am not a baker. I had to go by a bundt pan for this recipe and nearly all the ingredients. I didn't even have milk! But I couldn't pass this one up! Crossing Fingers! I am making one for us tonight to try, giving half to my neighbor. If it turns out well, I will bake another for a new friend who is going to take me to BINGO for my firs time. IN ANCORAGE! Thumbs up If it doesn't turn out I'll buy her a T-shirt. ha! Rolling on the floor laughing

https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/460732551/brown-sugar-...
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NJBob
Jun 21, 2016 7:05 PM CST
It looks really good , hope yours works out.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 21, 2016 10:24 PM CST
I think these photos prove I'm not a baker! It started overflowing right from the start. It smoked up my kitchen.
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The cake continued to over flow in my clean oven for most of its baking time. Then it wasn't anywhere near done when the timer went off.
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Ok, so i went and tested the cake after it was in the over for 2 hours?! It just kept overflowing like a volcano! (why???) I used a piece of spaghetti. It broke in the cake!! Rolling on the floor laughing *Blush* Crying Some where in the cake is a half cooked noodle! Who ever finds it has good luck the rest of the year! Rolling on the floor laughing
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I havent cut into it yet but from what I've tasted, that 1-1/2 C. Butter and 2 lbs of briwn sugar sure tastes good! I'll do better tomorrow with the actual gift cake now that I've practiced.

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ediblelandscapingsc
Jun 21, 2016 10:27 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
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daylilydreams
Jun 22, 2016 5:23 AM CST
You put to much cake batter into the pan, it has no where to expand except out outward and onward. Whistling
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Jun 22, 2016 5:29 AM CST
I bet it tastes great ! Thumbs up
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 22, 2016 5:34 AM CST
It was the 2 POUNDS of sugar!

I have a no fail pound cake recipe Cheryl. If you want it, I will send it to you.
You can use that fabulous new bundt again!

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Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Jun 22, 2016 6:24 AM CST
It called for 2 CUPS of brown sugar. I've made that cake.........oh, gads, it was yummy. I didn't make the glaze for it, tho. I figured with no glaze i could have another piece or 3 and suffer the same ramifications had I had 1 piece WITH glaze. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 22, 2016 7:18 AM CST
My recipe is 3 plus 3
With heavy cream

I skip the glaze too but I have been known to lay a thick bead of local honey or ghiradelli chocolate in the middle of the batter as I fill the bundt pan.

But..it is hidden and so no calories! Rolling on the floor laughing
That is how it works...right??

The butter and sugar coalescing at the top makes for a very sticky crunchy top anyway...no glaze needed.
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 22, 2016 7:34 AM CST
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 22, 2016 8:44 AM CST
Cheryl -- that must have made quite a mess in the oven! Blinking Were you using a 12-cup Bundt pan? (I have a couple of different sizes...)
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 22, 2016 9:02 AM CST
We have to make lemonade from lemons....

Even after that oven is cleaned ( and that will clean off pretty good ) the next few times you bake...you will smell it. Not bad, eh? It is not fattening that way!
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rocklady
Jun 22, 2016 9:25 AM CST
@MISSINGROSIE That bundt cake looks so good, you've got me wanting to make one.
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 22, 2016 9:36 AM CST
I make one a month...slice it thin into 28-30 pieces..wrap each in foil and freeze. It lasts almost a month...not if the grandkids find it.

The recipe has never failed. I sometimes put half the batter in the bundt..then lay cinnamon, honey, chocolate, whatever on that layer and fill it the rest of the way with the batter.

I am 63 and made my first last year... There were some overflow messes for sure and a failed chocolate pound..but once I found this recipe I stuck to it. Takes about 20 minutes to shove it together and an hour or so to bake ..but when it is done...it is done for a month and I get a piece or two out of the deal!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Cheryl, that recipe sounds awesome ... I've copied it to save! I love pound cake and that Brown Sugar/Caramel one really sounds great so I must try it! I think I have a 12 cup Bundt pan but I might just use my baby size loaf pans to have enough to share.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 22, 2016 6:29 PM CST
I'm glad I practiced. And who knew bundt pans weren't standard?! When i poured in all the batter, it looked too full. I thought, " Well, it is a pound cake and they are usually dense so..." and shrugged it off.

So, @plantladylin, use your normal 2/3 full pan- gauge when filling your pan with the recipe. If you are lucky enough to have a pan big enough to use all the batter this cake will be huuuge because it's big enough in my not so big pan. I'd double the nuts and toast them before using but that's just me. I'm sure extra toffee wouldn't hurt either. Lol.

Its a Keeper! Thumbs up Here's the gift cake and the impromptu second gift cake my GF gets.
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2016 6:44 PM CST
Oh my, it looks awesome ... I bet the recipient's will be thoroughly pleased when they receive that cake as a gift!
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Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 22, 2016 6:53 PM CST
plantladylin said:Oh my, it looks awesome ... I bet the recipient's will be thoroughly pleased when they receive that cake as a gift!


I agree That looks beautiful and impressive, Cheryl! Definitely gift-worthy... Thumbs up

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Jun 22, 2016 7:11 PM CST
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 22, 2016 9:59 PM CST
You all are so kind. I do like the taste. And it was a labor of love-emphasize "labor". But I know why I dislike baking so much. Not only do you have to be exact with the measurements, especially the leavening, but there are so many variables that can affect baked goods. Everything from an uneven oven, to the level of humidity can change things. I always practice when I make something for the first time. I have a few tried and true things that always comes out right. @missingrosie yes! I would love to add your forgiving bundt recipe to my collection.

And the dishes! Measuring cups, and spoons, liquid measure, bowls, beaters, spatulas, spoons, cake pan, cookie sheet to catch the mess, cooling rack, serving plate, parchment, foil, spaghetti ( Rolling on the floor laughing ), what a mess. I think I'll stick with cooking and a little of this and a little of that. And a pot.

Once many years ago I got a recipe for delicious cut out cookies. But my dough turned out wet. By the time I added enough flour to work with it the cookies came out tough. So my neighbor who gave me the recipe came over to watch what I did wrong. I made three batches in front of her. I did nothing wrong. That is just what happened at my house with each and every batch! I never made those cookies again.

Once at Christmas time I vowed to make the perfect Chocolate Cookie. With the help pf Baking911.com (yes there is a site for Bakers like me!) I used many popular recipes. Soften the butter, kept the butter firm, refrigerated the dough, didn't refrigerate, used large eggs, used medium eggs, room temp. eggs, cold eggs, sifted the flour, didn't sift the flour, middle of the oven, back of the oven, . All and I mean ALL my attempts failed. Flat thin cookies, tough cookies, dry cookies, gooey cookies. Sighing! Picky! Picky! Picky baking!!! No worries. I don't need the calories.

And I can't make Jell-O either! I am the joke of my family where a Jell-O dessert can be found at almost every gathering. I think they do that to taunt me. I have received countless Jell-O recipe books. I just give them away.

But! This girl can COOK!!! Thumbs up
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