Marji’s German Chocolate Goof

Fellow author Marji Laine found a new recipe for pancakes–though that’s not what she was aiming for~~~

I am a Cooking Calamity. In college, for my then-fiancé’s birthday, I baked a triple layer cake. My very first attempt at making something without shortcuts. I’d made boxed desserts before, but I’d never even witnessed a cake being made from scratch.

German-Chocolate-cake-1024x792This dessert was to be German Chocolate. Not such a difficult recipe, but for someone rather incapable in the kitchen, it proved quite challenging. So I worked doubly hard to make sure I had all of those spices and details measured out perfectly.

I was so excited to put the cake in the oven. Everything looked perfect, and my fiancé and his family were bound to be impressed. Thirty-five minutes later, the anticipation went south. Along with the thickness of my cakes. They looked more like pancakes than layers. In fact, with all three parts stacked and filled, the complete cake was only as thick as one layer should have been.

I couldn’t figure out why the cake had turned out so lean, but without another dessert option, or the time to make another cake entirely, I had to bring it to the party anyway. Luckily it tasted okay, though a little on the chewy side. And my fiancé’s sweet family took seconds.

Although, the next time I baked a cake for a family celebration, my new mother-in-law mentioned that I should be sure to use eggs in the preparation.

Really? I forgot the one thing that I was accustomed to putting into the batter? Shamefully, yes. But it provided a laugh for years to come on Sweet Hubby’s birthday.


Marji A Dozen Apologies CoverIn the collaboration novella that is releasing, Mara Adkins takes on several odd jobs. During one of those, the episode that is posting today in fact, she has a cooking calamity that puts my little experience to shame. Oh, and wait till you see what she did to a wedding cake! To read her story, find the posts on Write Integrity Press and watch for the notice of the free e-book.


Marji LaineMarji is a homeschooling mom of four, with the oldest working in the mission field in Africa. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church.

With decades of leading worship, directing and performing in theatre productions, and script-writing, Marji took the plunge to creating scintillating Christian romance and romantic suspense novels with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.


About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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2 Responses to Marji’s German Chocolate Goof

  1. Marji Laine says:

    Thanks so much for hosting me, Linda! This was fun!


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