As with any recipe we try, myself included, we have high hopes for its outcome. This, unfortunately, was one of the rare occasions I was let down. The batter looked good, but when I topped it with the filling I should have trusted my instincts and stopped when I saw enough was enough (about halfway through). I also had a sudden memory of a similar cake I tried from this site, remembering the cake was basically ruined by an excess of this same kind of filling. I carried on, using the full amount of filling, and shouldn't have. The cake didn't bake properly, even caving somewhat. At least that will not be seen when the cake is turned over, I thought. But I knew it was caving for a reason. Cutting into it, my fears were realized - there was far too much filling, not just from a taste perspective, but it was just too much for the cake to handle. It made the cake too heavy, almost wet, and too sweet - not to mention unattractive. Years ago Hubs wisely told me that if I'm not enjoying a book I shouldn't force myself to read it, as there are so many more books I'd enjoy better and never enough time to read them all. For similar reasons with this cake, I did not keep it.
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As with any recipe we try, myself included, we have high hopes for its outcome. This,...