Kitchen Disaster

A beautiful new kitchen is no proof against disasters.

Yesterday I baked a batch of chocolate cupcakes. I used a devils food cake recipe from Tartine. It’s an intensely decadent recipe that uses 1 1/4 cups of cocoa. The result is a dark, rich cake that could satisfy any chocolate craving.

The recipe makes two dozen cupcakes, and as I walked across the kitchen to put the trays into the oven, one of the trays slipped out of my hand. A dozen unbaked cupcakes flew through the air to splat on the floor and all down the kitchen table. 

I was so stunned, I didn’t even swear. Half my cupcakes had just been ruined, and there was cake batter splattered across the kitchen.

After a few moments I began to laugh. Then I took some photos before trying to salvage some of the batter and clean up the mess.

I managed to retrieve enough clean batter for six cupcakes, so all was not completely lost.

And I got a blog post out of it—always look for the silver lining …

And the cupcakes? Delicious!

2 thoughts on “Kitchen Disaster

  1. I seem to recall someone I once lived with who wanted to make pavlova and set up the mixing bowl, but got the beaters in the wrong holes … I didn’t hear the whole story, but I did help clean the ceiling, the light fittings, the curtains, the glass doors and window, the pantry door, the slate floor, and boot the ants out.
    Disasters make great memories — or anecdotes!
    Glad you got to save some of that delicious choccy mix.

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