Ahh, this may explain my problem:There are some types of cakes where you really need a crust to form. These cakes are those that are very high in sugar. While it cooks, the sugar caramelizes – especially the sugar nearest to the hot cake pan – and sticks to the metal bakeware. As the cake cools, so does that liquid sugar, crystallizing and sticking firmly to the pan, making it very tough to pry the cake out easily and in one unblemished piece. A good example of this kind of cake is my Carrot Bundt Cake. It needs the help of that flour coating to ensure that it comes out of the pan as easily as possible. You can’t exactly line a bundt pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking, so there isn’t any better way to work it.I wonder if I would have taken the cake out of the pan sooner if the sugary topping would not have become so rock hard. Instead of 10 minutes it was probably like 20 or 25 minutes. Of course, as the info above states the flour should have helped, but it didn't in my case.
Amazing and simple. My 10 year old daughter made this last night. It was a hit!
Great! These are substitutions I made: 2 cups wheat flour, 3/4 cup all-purpose 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup applesauce 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white granulated 1 cup light sour cream (for buttermilk) *makes great muffins--> decrease eggs to two and decrease cooking time
My family and I LOVE this cake!! They couldn't for it to come out of the oven and even though the recipe said for it to cool....we didn't! YUM!! BUT the cake is even better when it has cooled off. Will DEFINITELY make this again.
Everyone at my book club loved it and asked for the recipe! I even pretended it was a coffeecake rather than dessert and fed it to the kids for breakfast! I would definitely make again!
This was perfect for our family special occasion. I only wish it had the nutrition information to figure ww points! This is great for potlucks also.
This cake is great! Baked up nicely, even in my inconsistent oven. Delicious - love the crunchy top.
made this for mother's day and it was a huge hit! will definitely make again.
I followed the recipe exactly but no one liked it, including me - and I normally love food like this.
Excellent recipe!! Great for a brunch.