Nikki (empress_nikki) wrote in thequestionclub,

I was baking a cake for Thanksgiving, this brown sugar cake, which I have made many times without a hitch. I'm used to my own oven and I know how long it takes, but my parents' oven is old and touchy, so I checked on it sooner than I usually do. To my dismay, the minute I touched the cake pan, it began to fall in the middle.

Now my cake is cooked perfectly, smells fantastic, and tastes even better, but it's falling apart and has a deep moat through the entire ring (I used a 10 in angel food cake pan as suggested). The sides started to crack when I turned it out because the center is so much lower than the outside. I reversed it so that the ring is showing, but now I'm not sure what to do. I hate showing people desserts that are less than perfect and now I really want to push it off to sea and set it ablaze, but that's not an option.

How would you salvage this cake? Cakeballs would be a great solution if I didn't violently hate them because they taste dry and weird, and this cake is very sweet, so mixing it with frosting isn't really something I want to do. Does anyone have any ideas at all? 
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