If you can recall, I talked about my cake adventure and the cratered center a couple of weeks ago. Boxed cakes were my go to before this, so when it came to making cakes from scratch, I definitely had big hurdles to jump over. The biggest one of them all was the sinking center.
A few days ago, I tried my hand again at making a level cake, this time, with a teeny bit of help. I used a Bake Even strip from Wilton with a good vanilla cake recipe from Alice Currah. I started out feeling a little bit intimidated because of the last experience, but pretty soon, I was back to the old Queen of my kitchen self. After mixing up the batter, I filled my 8-inch pan wrapped snugly with the Bake Even strip and popped it into the oven, then proceeded to bring in a couple of sofa cushions and set them down next to the oven window. I was not going to take my eyes off this baby.