When I made this, in my first batch, I forgot the nutmeg, as I was going to use freshly grated, and just plain out forgot. Then, when I whipped up the second batch, I used the nutmeg, but I think I went a bit crazy with it, as I just grated it right into the bowl and didn't actually measure it. BIG MISTAKE! I couldn't really tell Sunday when I ate it that it had a very strong nutmeg flavor, but when I ate a piece last night, OH. MY. GOD! I could feel the "sting" of the nutmeg for several minutes after eating it.
Moral of the story, always measure your spices out, and if using fresh nutmeg, use less than actually called for as fresh nutmeg is a lot stronger than nutmeg from a can.
Oh, and I got lots of compliments yesterday on the PP cake I decorated using Cami's un-named dot and drag technique (oh, maybe I just named it?). See attached photo. I iced this cake in Mmumsie's cinnamon buttercream.
I agree on the fresh nutmeg. That is very powerful and must be measured. Cloves is another spice that is powerful. When I make this for my parents my Mom always comments on for me to hold back on the spices as it has an adverse effect on her.
I am fairly new to baking and cake design. I am planning on making my first two tier cake for Thanksgiving and I already plan on one tier being a chocolate cake and I want the other to be something seasonal. With this being a "wet" cake do you think it would be ok to be filled and used as either the bottom or top tier?
I don't have the sports ball pan set, but that is a 3D pan. You will have to bake longer.
I just made this cake on Saturday. I was hungry for pumpkin so I decided this is what I wanted. I actually baked it in a bundt pan. It came out fabulous! I just used a vanilla-powdered sugar glaze for the top. It is almost gone!!!
That is just right before I had to leave the house for work in this morning.
Normally, I have to be there by 2:40am. I leave the house at 2:30am and get there on time. My machine was down today so we got farmed out to other lines today. You are then at the mercy of the clock. So today I actually gor to sleep a little bit longer.