Summer should be coming but weather is still pretty horrible with a lot of rain and clouds. And despite having cut down a bit on work hours I am feeling pretty out of it. Kind of tired and sleepy and frankly a bit tired of the work I am doing. I guess it doesn’t help that I have a cold or maybe it is some sort of mild allergy, and I am always congested. I think I am ready for a long long vacation, which unfortunately won’t come until the second half of August.
The result is that even cooking and blogging doesn’t work out all that great. One of the things that is not turning out the way it is supposed to be is this disaster cake. I have been playing with baking a cake using coconut milk instead of butter and milk. My inspiration came from here as you can see their cake is moist and fluffy, mine is moist and undercooked even when I cook it for ages. First I blamed the oven that had problems with the heat sensor which forced me to turn continuously the heat up and down (as you can imagine that doesn’t go down too well with cakes), but now the oven has been repaired and the cake is still not light and fluffy. So maybe is the coconut milk that is not a good idea. Or maybe is me.
Anyway here is the recipe for disaster cake…. Flavors are fine, the problem seem to be mostly the cooking or maybe the ratio of liquids to solids. Do you have any advice for me?