When I read the recipe, this week chosen from Leigh of Lemon Tartlet, I expected dense, moist and underbaked cakes. But than I read all those euphoric comments, so I decided to give the recipe a try. I wished I was wrong and I would like the cake, but I got dense, moist and underbaked cakes. I had a conversation with her (www.mevrouwcupcake.com now defunct), she expected something like this or that. But I had my cakes, even the kids disliked them. So I decided to ask Dorie, if this idea of the recipe is actually the way its supposed to turn out.
My cake does not turn out as lava-like as the one in the second picture you sent, but the center of the cake should have been soft and liquidy. It should certainly not have been firm.
The center of my cakes weren’t really firm and not really liquidy. You can’t discuss taste, but these cakes didn’t meet ours. We won’t give the recipe a second try, but I don’t regret to get it done before we went out of town. It’s always good to look over the rim of your own teacup.
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