Cake baking advice?
November 25, 2010 6:43 AM Subscribe
To bake and take? Or to take and bake? In need of Thanksgiving day cake logic.
posted by cymru_j to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm making a maple pear upside-down cake and taking it over to a relative's house today.
I can't decide whether to 1) bake the thing in advance and then just reheat when I get there, 2) bake it partially and reheat/finish there, or 3) pack ingredients and bake the whole thing there. The last option seems a bit unrealistic considering how packed her kitchen and oven will probably be. Though, most of the action will center on main course items, so I guess it's feasible that I could make it later, after the main meal, though that sounds like a drag.
Another option: 4) I could assemble at home all the uncooked ingredients (maple, pear and batter) in the pan and then simply pop it in the oven when I get there. Can batter sit uncooked in a cake pan for a few hours and still yield a good cake?
I could ask her, of course, but she's in the thick of prepping and not picking up her phone.