Hi everybody! I am going to make what is a verrrrrry long, frustrating story into a very short one, so that I might go drown my sorrows in a cool glass of Chardonnay when I’m finished with this post.
I started making a simple red velvet cake recipe today.
Our oven didn’t preheat correctly, right around the same moment that our central AC went on the fritz. (It was 97 degrees outside.)
I covered the batter, already in the 9x13 pan, and plopped it in our fridge while we tried to get to the bottom of the oven and AC problems (thinking by some chance it was just a blown fuse and we’d be able to fix it quickly and my cake would be baked in sweet air conditioned bliss in no time.)
Both problems are still unresolved, 6 hours later.
Is the batter in the fridge a wash? Any way I can redeem it? If the oven were by some miracle to be fixed tomorrow, I suppose I will just toss it in and see what happens. Beyond that, should I just dump it?
So sad. I used some reeeeally good cocoa in there. :(
Thanks all, and hope you’re staying cool this lovely summer’s evening.