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puglife15 Wed 25-May-16 09:05:49

DS and I made a lemon drizzle cake for DH's birthday - put the drizzle on yesterday and quickly hid it, but this morning it's a bit sunken and on closer inspection is undercooked in the middle despite a clean skewer telling me otherwise...

Could I stick it back in the oven for 10 mins and salvage it, or is this cake only good for punching?

DS will be gutted if we have to throw it away so I hope IANBU.

Cut they cooked middle out and put sweets inside ?

SanityClause Wed 25-May-16 09:08:22

Put it in the microwave, which will cook the middle bit. It might become a bit deformed, but will still taste yummy.

Failing that, use the cooked bits for trifle.

Or scoop out the middle, uncooked bit, and fill with raspberries.

Nefer795 Wed 25-May-16 10:21:42

This is not a lemon drizzle. It is a soggy - in - the - middle cake which is even better! Definitely my favourite sort as the flavours seems stronger. Needs eating with a cake fork, or possibly a spoon though wink

hollie11 Thu 26-May-16 20:43:52

I'd scoop out the middle (and eat it myself) and put sweets in the middle

TheSpottedZebra Thu 26-May-16 20:46:46

Just call it a lemon cloud cake and style it out.

Ameliablue Thu 26-May-16 20:51:22

Serve it warm with some cream or custard.

GeorgeTheThird Fri 27-May-16 13:55:20

It'll be safe to eat, just a bit stodgy. Keep going!

enterYourPassword Fri 27-May-16 14:24:02

2nd the microwave. You've nothing to lose. Do it for 2 mins at a time from room temp.

jessplussomeonenew Fri 27-May-16 14:42:21

Call it a Suffolk pond pudding?

BogOak Fri 27-May-16 14:49:12

I like slightly under-cooked lemon cakes. Send it over here and I'll take care of it for you.

I wouldn't microwave - I second the suggestion to cut out the middle with a scone cutter or something and fill it with raspberries.

Or is it a loaf-shaped cake?

InTheSandPit Fri 27-May-16 14:52:29

Yes to cutting out the middle eating the best bit yourself and filling the middle with raspberries

puglife15 Sun 29-May-16 21:57:27

UPDATE for all you place markers ;)

I microwaved it for about 4 mins. Was worried it was going to be a bit scrambled eggy but it turned out fab once cooled, if slightly misshapen. Thanks for the suggestion

enterYourPassword Tue 31-May-16 03:26:47


There's a lot of microwave snobbery but they an be fantastic.

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