Looks like a perfectly lovely banana cake, eh?
And in the end... perhaps it was...
It started out innocently enough. Sour cream, vanilla, eggs, flour, bananas, etc. Grease & flour pan. Fill to 2/3 -3/4 full. No worries, right?
But never fear. Years of kitchen disasters & parenting have "learned me" one thing... Most situations are recoverable. (Even when a four year old gives herself a very interesting new hair style that includes "micro bangs"??? Yes, even then. Although the recovery period might last a little longer...)
In this instance, a long serrated knife took care of things quite nicely. And a "little bit" of elbow grease took care of the burned on mess that had adhered to the tray left on the floor of the oven "just in case" (obviously, I am no stranger to "just in case").
Flip 'er over... And it's like nothing ever happened.
Nothing to see here, folks. Just a cake. Sitting on a platter. (Whistles, taps fingers on desktop, eyes averted toward ceiling.)
This was actually a very lovely cake - tender crumb, soft flavoring - I will share the recipe on another day. DISCLAIMER: The baker of this item takes full responsibility for her failure to take into account the volume of the recipe vs. the baking receptacle vs. the nature of the leavening agents being used and in no way attributes her failing to the recipe author. Chalk this one up to "lesson learned" (until next time...)