I was really excited when she responded. After a few back and forth tweets about the details of the recipe, including a tweet of a picture of the recipe, she replied that she was working on determining the problem and to my total delight - Fixing it! AND that she wanted to include it in her next column post.
What an honour! She wanted to know if I would be patient! and wait. Of course I would. Not only was I excited that she would have a solution, I was beginning to believe that the recipe was flawed and its awfulness was not my doing. Phew!
@smalldeluxe Did you see today's Ask Kemp post? I made a cake for you! epi.us/YeDQKrI was thrilled when I read this tweet. As soon as I got home I checked out her post.
— Kemp Minifie (@AskKemp) May 1, 2013
She made the original recipe, included a picture and posted the new and improved recipe in her post. The original recipe turned out exactly like mine. But the new and improved recipe.... Wow! What a gorgeous looking cake. I don't think I can post a copy of the photo but encourage you to go and take a look at the post. The details about why the recipe didn't work are pretty impressive.
The new and improved recipe is now available under the member recipes on Epicurious.
I hope to try it out very soon!! I will post my results. If you try this recipe please let me know how it works out for you!
Oh... and Thank you so much, Kemp!!!