My nephews came for a “sleep over” this weekend and, after I saw Charli’s flash fiction prompt words of carrot cake, I decided to make this treat with them. The cakes didn’t come out quite as expected but they still tasted delicious.
“Why is my cake sunken in the middle, Auntie Robbie?”
“Well, Ben, did you follow the recipe properly? Tell me what you put into the cake.”
“I put all the things on the list in, and I measured them carefully just like you said I should. Oh, and I put an extra teaspoon of baking powder in so that it would be sure to rise nicely.”
“You have answered your own question, Ben. An extra spoon of a raising agent will make your cake sink in the middle. Baking is a science. You have to follow the recipe exactly.”
We filled up the “hole” with lashings of cream cheese icing and no-one was the wiser.
You can join in Charli’s challenge here: https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/16/march-15-flash-fiction-challenge/