die walkure is a powerful opera which i am just beginning to learn, admire, and live! i had the recent fortune to attend and make an all day event: good reading, great dinner, warm company, and rare opportunity to wear a suit in hawaii! i dreamed been the character sentenced to eternal sleep surrounded by the ring of fire: with all that peace and heat i could bake lots of cakes!
the ring of cake baked beautifully using a 12 cup silicone bundt tube pan. but before you rush and purchase one of these pans, remark the following: silicone doesn’t transfer heat fast enough to set butter cakes prior melting or collapsing. the solution is to fill the pan only 1/4 full, for a cake that rises to 1/2 full. the cake turned exceptionally moist, tender, but the browning wasn’t uniform. the top crush turned pale. the bare cake pan sides block the heat flow on the cake surface. but who cares when this becomes hidden after the cake is inverted on the serving plate!
please don’t assume that under filling a metal pan will give you the same results. indeed, no. bare cake pan sides, metal, reflects excessive heat to your top crust, most likely over browning the crust, shrink the sides, forming a giant center volcano, or all of the above!
make this cake as soon as you can.