Originally Posted by Aria
Goodweed of the North, SUPER. What a grand idea. Was it your origin?
Doesn't matter... really. I have copied and will try VERY soon. Thanks Aria
Yeh. It's mine. I suspect others have done similar things. But I always have to re-invent the wheel. I just played around with my basic "from-scratch" pancake batter, making it sweeter, and giving it a different crumb. The cake and pancake batters are so very similar, I knew that if I used the pancake batter as a base, I could add other ingredients to get the results I wanted. I think I'm going to try making a pineapple upside-down cake using this quick method and see how it turns out.
This technique is cool because it allows me to make individualized cakes based on the requests of whoever wants them, and in short order. I can foresee an activity with my family, or freinds where I mix up the basic dry ingredients in several bowls, and invite the others to add the flavorings to make whatever kind of cake they want, sorta like a pizza party, only with cakes.
Imagine; you're at home. It's someone's birthday and you want to suprise them. They're thinking that you forgot, because you didn't by one, and you didn't bake one. There's no cake in the kitchen. So you eat dinner and take the plates to the kitchen. While in there, you whip up a quick batter and make two personalized cakes in the microwave. You throw a chocolate ganache on top that you had hiding in the fridge, and a birthday candle or two, and you serve up a scrumptiously hot cake with ganache and ice cream, all in less than 15 minutes.
I guess what I like about this technique is its flexibility. But I'm getting long-winded here. So I'm gonna close.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North