I had a terribly frustrating baking day yesterday. I had lots of things to bake, one of which was the Kentucky Butter Cake I wanted to send to DC with my future DIL for her friends.
I baked this cake the first time in the mini bee hive pans and 2/3 of the way through the recipe, the cakes all fell. I was shocked. I've made this cake many times and it always turns out perfect. I thought and thought about what I could have done wrong. Were my eggs too big? Did I forget to add the flour? Had my baking powder expired. No, No and No. I made the cake 3 times and each time I had the same outcome. After the third time I finally quit and decided to run to the store and buy new baking powder. It was the only explanation I could come up with.
Finally, in the middle of the store it hit me....it was the flour! I had grabbed a bag of White Lily Flour and it was not strong enough to hold up to this cake. Sheese! I sure can be dumb sometimes! Why it wasn't the first thing I thought of I do not know. Too much baking at one time and I just wasn't thinking. So, always keep in mind, all flours are not created equal! Learn from my mistake. It is one I will never make again. BTW...I made the cakes early this morning and they came out perfectly.