|Dorie's Chocolate Glazed Walnut Tea Cakes|
When I first looked through Baking Chez Moi and saw the recipe for Tiger Cakes I realized that they were a wonderful variation on the Walnut Tea Cakes. I made them some months ago and was delighted by the flavor but extremely frustrated when these tasty little goodies stuck to the muffin tins. I made them again the very next day and generously buttered one tin and generously sprayed another. This time, they came out fairly easily, although I had to run a blade around each cake while it was in the tin.
So yesterday when I was getting ready to bake these cakes I was well aware of the potential sticky problem. I checked the P&Q on the TWD site and saw a great recommendation from Nancy T. to put a little bit of plain batter in the bottom of the pan. I decided to do this in addition to spraying the tins thoroughly.
Here's the result:
|Most of the Tiger Cakes stuck!|
Most of them stuck really badly. There were only three that came out unscathed after I ran a thin, sharp blade around the edges. These three were on one side of the tin and I know that my oven heats unevenly. So maybe these three were a little better baked.
I decided not to make the chocolate glaze this time because nothing could pretty-up the cakes that fell apart as I removed them from the pan. I must say, however, that they are very tasty--my husband says "addictive" and he has already eaten half of them.
I do plan to bake these again but am thinking I may need to invest in a silicone mini-muffin pan.
I'm really looking forward to the experiences of other TWD bakers. Check out their blogs here.v