After my test on Thursday, I'm glad to back with SMS this week. This week's SMS was hosted by Lorelei from Mermaid Sweets. You can find the recipe in the Sweet Melissa Baking Book or on Lorelei's blog.
This recipe is listed in the book as "dessert for breakfast." Despite being called a bread, this recipe definitely seems like more of a dessert. I've noticed through making these recipes that I usually have a hubby peeking in the kitchen wondering when it will be finished. This one was no different. I kept getting, "Smells good. Is it done yet."
Unfortunately, this recipe gave me a little bit of trouble. First, I realized about half way into making the batter that I only had about 1/2 of the oil that I needed for the recipe. Too late to cut the recipe in half... Luckily, I keep unsweetened applesauce around the house, so I ended up subbing applesauce for half the oil.
The rest of the cake baking went okay, but it didn't come out of the pan quite as easy as I would have liked :-(
I'd like to blame it on the lack of sleep from my exam, but I was really just trying to follow the recipe despite my reservations that it really should have cooled a little bit longer before I tried to dump it out of the pan. Oh well, I ended up patching it back together with the glaze.