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Jul 2, 2018

Cake Fail!

It was that time of year, my boyfriends birthday rolled around. The baker in me wanted to make a cake for him, but I had no oven. I talked to my friend and she said she had an "oven" setting on her microwave... Me being naive and all, I went for it!


It was a very busy day. I mixed the batter in my kitchen and then I took it over to her place. I put it in the "oven" for the amount of time that the recipe called for. The timer dinged, I hopefully peaked at my creation, just to realize it wasn't cooked hardly at all. My hope tarnished, my trust of the Japanese oven temperature setting dwindled. I still tried to see what would happen if I cooked it longer. 


I finally got it to a point to were it was cooked thoroughly, after around 3 hours. Then I took it home to ice it, to realize there were essentially two layers, somehow the egg separated or something, regardless, it was awful. There are no pictures because I was disappointed... Hahaha...


My experience with the Japanese oven was not good, but I was short on time. I only had 3 more hours until I was to meet up with my boyfriend. In desperation I ran to the closest grocery store, grabbed the premade sponge cake slices, ice cream, snickers, and oreos. I decided to throw an ice cream cake together... It worked!

Cake Fail! photo

I rode my bike with the cake 15 minutes to his house to surprise him with it. It was a little on the melty side, and there are still stains in his apartment hallway from it. He swears that it was delicious. I am still proud to this day. 


So moral of the story: don't trust the "oven" setting. Haha...

ReishiiTravels

ReishiiTravels

Teacher, Traveler, Dancer
Currently living in Gifu
I love Japan, dance, cats, food, and fashion!


6 Comments

  • Candiajia1

    on Jul 2

    Hahaha! so sorry you had that experience.......but I'm happy you have tried and decided to share it. perhaps next time you could try making him a raw cake. I have loads of favourites I could share. This week my husband will be having his birthday and I will be making him a raw vegan cake. will share the outcome

  • ReishiiTravels

    on Jul 2

    @Candiajia1 Yes, please! I would love to see some!

  • When buying our microwave I took care that we pay more and buy rather an oven than a normal microwave because I was planing to back cookies, cake, ... from time to time. Luckily it is working pretty well ^^' If you have a rice cooker, there are also some recipe to back cakes with this one.

  • ReishiiTravels

    on Jul 5

    @YokoLostinJapan Can you tell me which one you bought? I am looking to for a good oven! :)

  • @ReishiiTravels That is it ^^ http://amzn.asia/6nL7L97

  • ReishiiTravels

    on Jul 5

    @YokoLostinJapan Thank you!