I'd have baked a cake. I actually did bake these six mini cakes this weekend. I love cooking and baking. Especially baking - who doesn't like warm sweet treats fresh out of the oven. I also love the smell that fills the kitchen when something good is baking in the oven.
The problem for me with baked good is, well besides all the fat and sugar, in a two person house a batch or cookies or a whole cake almost never get eaten before it needs to be tossed out.
So I've been working on ways to get more fresh homemade baked good into our lives. I've been experimenting with freezing half batches of cookies dough. This lets me bake small amounts that can be consumed as made. Also, I've purchased some of these fun cake pans that are divide into small individual sized cakes. I can freeze individual small cakes and take out just enough to eat in one sitting. I did this with some mini pumpkin streusel cakes over the holidays and it turned out really well.
So, I've been looking for other tasty cake recipes to try. These little cakes were made with dried cherries. For some reason I've been eating dried cherries lately like crazy lately. The cakes were good, but I don't think I'd make them again in these little flower pans. The batter is much too airy and full of holes to retain the detail of the flower design. The husband didn't like the chocolate chips on top either. So back to the drawing board. Anyone have a good cake recipe to share?