I read the recipe, it said: Be sure to grease the pan well, or the cake won’t come out. I thought, okay, need to grab baking spray, otherwise this won’t come out of the pan and this recipe won’t turn out well. I then immediately proceeded to pour the batter directly into the pan without greasing it.
I’m loosing my mind.
But let me start from the beginning.
I was under the impression that I was going to have a lot of time tonight to try a new recipe, get some homework done, and participate in the conference call I had scheduled. Somehow that turned into me spending 3 hours in the cluster after work, working on my project due tomorrow. I made it home with time to eat dinner and participate in my conference call (though no lie, I was cooking dinner while the call was going on), but by the time I was finished with both, it was already 9:30pm. Since I guess that I clearly had nothing to do (since ya know, I didn’t have a major project due tomorrow and a take home midterm I needed to finish on top of 5 other things), I would try a new recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. (Note: Yes, I’ve noticed that almost every recipe I’ve tried lately has come from her, but I can’t help it. I have a sweet tooth and her recipes are delicious AND healthy. Give me a break)
She had just posted a super easy recipe this morning, so I figured I could make that and then be on my way to doing homework…I’m not really sure what I was thinking.
Because of my stupidity, I’m not even going to write it up here, just go read it directly from her blog: Skinny Mini Jelly Roll Cake.
So as you read above, I forgot to grease the pan, so I had baked dough and no idea what to do with it. Except I still wanted dessert and that pan of dough wasn’t going to just disappear. My solution? A fake trifle. I started digging out chunks of the cake and laid it in the bottom of a piece of Tupperware. I then put some strawberry jelly on top and then another layer of cake. I think I ended up with three layers of cake total? Luckily, I also had a tub of cream cheese frosting sitting around, so I was able to top of the mini fake trifle with that.
Oh my god. So good. So so good.
And now back to my massive amounts of work.
*Sorry, no instagram settings can make this look attractive. Just focus on how good it is.