At first glance it seemed clear that this cake was a disaster, slightly sunken and pulling in on the sides. You would expect it to be undercooked and wet in the center. We worked it out of the pan and peeled away the paper. A serrated knife revealed a tender interior with a surprisingly fine crumb. It was definitely sponge cake, light and soft, tender and slightly chewy. Happily the flavor was spot on. The three of us tasted and discussed and before we knew it half the cake was gone. Definitely a work in progress but not a total disaster after all.
February 9, 2005