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Double Sir Gawain cake recipe?

sccrash Jul 6, 2012 04:57 PM

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. Caitlin McGrath RE: sccrash Jul 7, 2012 05:30 AM

    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.

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath
      sccrash RE: Caitlin McGrath Jul 8, 2012 11:41 AM

      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
        Norm Man RE: sccrash Jul 8, 2012 04:44 PM

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

        1. re: Norm Man
          Caitlin McGrath RE: Norm Man Jul 8, 2012 05:20 PM

          Hi Norm Man, Sir Gawain's cake took off like wildfire after she posted the recipe years ago! Here it is: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/279043

          There were a TON of follow-up threads, with questions and variation: http://www.chow.com/search?query=Sir+...

          1. re: Caitlin McGrath
            Sir Gawain RE: Caitlin McGrath Feb 17, 2013 04:33 PM

            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
              King of Northern Blvd RE: Sir Gawain Feb 17, 2013 07:22 PM

              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
                RBofSF RE: Sir Gawain Feb 17, 2013 09:26 PM

                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
                  Sir Gawain RE: RBofSF Feb 18, 2013 12:01 AM

                  Truly warms my heart. Thanks for letting me know!

                  : )

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