A Daring Bakers Flop


The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

And, of course, me being me, I needed to adapt to a gluten-free concoction.  I decided to compromise and make a Cheryl friendly filling (gluten-free, sugar free, vegan) and a gluten-free cake.  But, regretfully, as you can see above, it didn’t work as planned.

All was going well…I made my Chocolate Fudge Frosting/Filling with hazelnut butter rather than macadamia which is DELISH (as I sit her licking the remainder out of the bowl), and I opted for Kate’s Easy Sponge Cake, which rolls up.  Since she used a 18X13, I halved the recipe for a 9X13 cake.

I’m not sure where it all went wrong, but I did use a silpat instead of parchment, and I did bring the eggs to room temp in warmer water than usual, so any of those factors may have accounted for the gooey, sticky, uneven mess masquerading as a cake.   I cooked longer than the directions stated and still couldn’t get it to work, and the final texture reminded me of a baking experiment gone bad as a teen.  Regretfully, I didn’t realize how icky the bottom was until I frosted it so I wasted a bunch of frosting.  And needless to say, I couldn’t move on without a cake to use…

I assume it’s my mistake and do look forward to making it again.  I’d ask Kate for pointers but she is a proud new momma of SUCH a cutie pie (go over and send warm wishes!

If anyone has advice/pointers, I’d appreciate it.  And do check out more successful versions of this month’s DB adventure!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to A Daring Bakers Flop

  1. Nachiketa says:

    Awww….. my last DB was a disaster, can empathise with you…
    all the best for the next one..

    Daring Baker – Swiss Swirl Icecream Cake

    Cheers,
    The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts – Nachiketa
    Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

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