Let me just start by saying I adore Karen DeMasco, and The Craft of Baking is one of my favorite books. But there are sometimes misses among the hits, and this might be one of them.
It might just be that I did something wrong, but as I was making the cake I was thinking… wow, that’s not very much flour. It’s meant to be a loaf cake. And it is. A sad, little two-inch-tall loaf cake. And I think I overbaked it.
It wouldn’t have been a big deal. Maybe I did something wrong, or maybe the recipe just doesn’t work. Except I was supposed to bring a dessert to dinner. For eight people. In four hours. My Sad Little Cake wasn’t going to cut it.
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- Lemon Olive Oil Cake (The Craft of Baking, p. 148)