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I was supposed to take a cake to work today, so thought I'd make the chocolate cream cheese upsidedown cake from my VBB recipe box.  I've made it many times and it is always a hit.  I put it
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posted at 2/23/2011 10:11 PM EST
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I was supposed to take a cake to work today, so thought I'd make the chocolate cream cheese upsidedown cake from my VBB recipe box.  I've made it many times and it is always a hit.  I put it in the oven yesterday about 4;30, set the timer for 45 minutes and prompty forgot all about it.
Usually I take the timer with me if I'm leaving the kitchen.  Didn't do it yesterday and came back to the kitchen 1 1/2 hours later.  the cake was really done, but amazingly still edible.  Of ocurse I couldn't take it to work, so put another in the oven about 9 pm. This time I took the timer with me.  Cake was  great  and they all liked it.
We are eating the crispy cake as I couldn't bear to toss it.  It didn't burn though.  Fortunately I always have lots of ingredients on hand so was able to make the second cake without a problem.

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posted at 2/23/2011 11:04 PM EST
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Glad your second cake turned out real well.  Also glad the first cake was still edible and you did not need to toss it.

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posted at 2/24/2011 11:28 AM EST
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Judy I will have to check out the recipe...but if your cake is a bundt cake slice it and put a few slices in the toaster when it comes out slather with peanut butter or Nutella. 

OOPS not a bundt cake.  But I can't imagine that that cake would dry out that much.  It looks very good.  I just may have to try it.  After all what's not to love about Chocolate, coconut, chips...yum.
I am in the market for another timer for myself.  I had one that I couldn't reset and there were times I couldn't hear it. I have over baked some items, thankfully nothing that was beyond salvaging.

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posted at 2/24/2011 12:10 PM EST
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wow if i left a cake i think it would burn

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posted at 2/24/2011 1:21 PM EST
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wow if i left a cake i think it would burn
Posted by Millie B


The edges are a little crispy but the center is soft and moise.  Actually I don't mind crispy.  In fact when I have brownies, I like the corners because they are usually crispy.

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posted at 2/24/2011 1:33 PM EST
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HINIKKI ;
Ijust replaceedmy 20 yo timer, @.Target $3.29 vs$17.99 at the kitchen  store.It's  obviously not as well made but is very accurate w/ a LOUD     LONG  ring !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Let your pocket book make the choiceWink

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Judy I will have to check out the recipe...but if your cake is a bundt cake slice it and put a few slices in the toaster when it comes out slather with peanut butter or Nutella.  OOPS not a bundt cake.  But I can't imagine that that cake would dry out that much.  It looks very good.  I just may have to try it.  After all what's not to love about Chocolate, coconut, chips...yum. I am in the market for another timer for myself.  I had one that I couldn't reset and there were times I couldn't hear it. I have over baked some items, thankfully nothing that was beyond salvaging.
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posted at 2/24/2011 3:18 PM EST
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Most stove's have timers.

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posted at 2/24/2011 4:08 PM EST
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I've done that before.  Not with a cake, but with a casserole.  It was very "crispy" on the bottom and black.  I was able to salvage most of it though.  It is amazing how quickly those minutes go by when you are busy with other things. 

Glad you were able to salvage your cake and I hope the folks at work enjoyed the second one.

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posted at 2/24/2011 4:31 PM EST
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Glad everything turned out ok with the cakes.  I did that with dinner once, went in the basement for a minute which turned out to be a hour lol.  I had the timer on but couldn't hear it down there.

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posted at 2/24/2011 5:01 PM EST
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The stove I am using is VERY OLD and small  a 27 inch drop in that was used by my husbands mother.  So the stove has to be at least 40 years old.  Timer no longer works.
I am hoping the elements go out I could use that as an excuse to get a "real" stove and rip out a cabinet in the process.
Ann I will be heading off to Target for my timer.  Thanks for doing the scouting for me.
(Maybe I should look for a timer I can wear around my neck)

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posted at 2/24/2011 6:05 PM EST
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Good save Judy, at least it still tasted good.   I've left things on the stove before and not with good results.  Glad you had extra stuff.!!

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posted at 2/27/2011 4:13 PM EST
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Most stove's have timers.
Posted by Maxine M


My stove came with a timer but it went out once and I had it replaced.  It went out again some years ago (my stove is 30 years old) and I figured it would be more expensive this time so didn't do anything about it. Bad thing is I can't use my self cleaning oven as it needs the timer.  I don't want a new stove as mine is an Amana corning top and I love it.  The white corning top always looks so fresh and clean.  I don't like the black or gray tops they have now on the stoves.

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posted at 2/27/2011 5:44 PM EST
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I figure the only way I will get a new stove is if the floor holding the stove drops into the basement!  (Probably not far from the truth there!) 
I think my "dream" stove would be a gas range and an electric oven with convection option.  Not sure about the double oven ones I have seen.  It does make sense for smaller items and to have the option to do a roast or turkey in one and a pie in the other would be nice. 
To Dream the Impossible Dream........I know, nothing is impossible. 

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posted at 2/27/2011 6:33 PM EST
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I just got a new Matag gas stove last year,until then it was the stove that was here when we moved in 28 years ago.It was old then.I always wanted a six burner double oven stainless steel stove,well that never happened.Now I don't need it,since we're down to three in the house.I highly recommend Matag appliances,they last forever.This is a self cleaning with the broiler inside the oven.It has a timer but I have a little one that I carry around with me so I don't forget.

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posted at 3/5/2011 10:39 PM EST
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I too have well browned some items when Ididn't hear the timer or forgot about it.

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posted at 3/6/2011 9:14 AM EST
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I try so hard to not burn a sheet of cookies but it still happens just because I FORGET to SET the timer. 
Gale - I got my new Maytag kitchen range/oven two years ago and I absolutely love it.  It's my first flat top stove
so I had to learn a lot but I'm happy.

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posted at 3/6/2011 10:24 AM EST
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Well done sweets are WELL DONE sweets. I have no problem with things well done or done well. Same difference. I'm feeling better and about ready to burn off some favorites of my own cause I still have trouble keeping focused. Good day to all.

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posted at 3/6/2011 10:27 AM EST
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Good to hear from you John .... take care

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posted at 3/6/2011 10:51 AM EST
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Nice job with the save. I too sometimes forget to turn the timer on, oops

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posted at 3/6/2011 10:45 PM EST
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Nice job with the save. I too sometimes forget to turn the timer on, oops
Posted by irma d


We just finished the oops cake.  it was quite good.  I kept it in the fridge and the inside was still moist.