So that's what I did. Instead of counting down from 15 minutes, I counted up. To see how long it would take to get the
Here I am mixing the first ingredients together (sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs, lemon juice, salt). Three minutes on the clock.
Mixing in the flour and baking soda. Five minutes and eight seconds.
Now for the job which I think is going to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. And, if I'm perfectly honest, the reason why I didn't really want to make the cake. Peeling and chopping the apples. Ugh.
...which didn't take nearly as long as I thought. Of course. Three apples peeled and chopped and I'm still only at nine and a half minutes :)
One minute later and they are mixed into the cake and we're ready to bake this baby!
I've prepped the funnel cake tin with a bit of butter/oil, so it doesn't take me another 15 minutes to get the cake OUT of the tin... ;D
Job's done - ready for the oven - fourteen minutes and six seconds! :D
Maybe I should do the kitchen clean up NOW and THEN sit down with a cuppa while the cake bakes? Time taken 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Shiny sinks of the world unite! :D
Oh, you want to see the finished product, do you? Voilà - here it is! (Recipe is here, remember.) I love lots of white icing on the top of things (yep, it's a Scottish thing) but you could just leave the cake as it is...
On Saturday we got a phone call from (good) friends asking if they could (hint, hint) pop in and see us. Which basically translates as: we're inviting ourselves round for dinner. To which we could reply: Yes, because we have cake! Yes, because dinner is already planned and we've got extra food in the cupboards! Yes, because the house is shipshape!
Thank you, Flylady... :D