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Jul 6, 2012 04:57 PM

Double Sir Gawain cake recipe?

Baking isn't my long suit- can I safely double this recipe?
I picked some wild blueberries today, and would like to take the cake to a party, but 9X9 will be too small.
So: double recipe, or two pans?


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  1. That should work fine in a 9x13-inch pan. You might need to increase the baking time, but I'd watch it carefully to make sure you don't overbake it.

    7 Replies
    1. re: Caitlin McGrath

      Thanks, Caitlin. I chickened out and made two, but will try one next time.

      You're sure right about overbaking- I overdid the ones I made a little. They were gobbled up anyhow, but would have been more moist, tender, and delicious if I'd pulled them a bit sooner.

      What a great, easy recipe!

      1. re: sccrash

        Sccrash, can you please post the recipe for Sir Gawain's Cake? Thanks

        1. re: Norm Man

          Hi Norm Man, Sir Gawain's cake took off like wildfire after she posted the recipe years ago! Here it is:

          There were a TON of follow-up threads, with questions and variation:

          1. re: Caitlin McGrath

            Hi guys. If anyone reads that is. Yeah it's me ole Sir Gawain, just came here to reminisce I guess... so glad people are still baking that silly (but awesome) cake! I am too!

            No longer based in NYC, I moved back to Prague in 2006 and haven't really had time or opportunity to post... but who knows... maybe again, one of these days! So nice to see so many familiar handles. Well. Happy cooking/baking/eating, y'all!

            1. re: Sir Gawain

              Glad to see you back! I remember the original thread all those years ago.. One of the first heroic ones soon after this board was formed..

              1. re: Sir Gawain

                Thx - in case you're curious, I made it for the first time last week. With ollali berries frozen from the summer. Everyone loved it, and sooooo straightforward.

                1. re: RBofSF

                  Truly warms my heart. Thanks for letting me know!

                  : )