This was suppossed to be a Chocolate Velvet Cake. I've made this cake numerous times; it has a load of ingredients and is a four-handed operation to make not to mention that it is a delight to eat. This afternoon all went well until the very end. About ten minutes before it was to be done it started to overflow the bundt pan. Of course, I had not put a pan under it so it just overflowed into the bottom of the oven and onto the electric baking element. There was a lot of smoke, but the smoke alarm didn't go off, thankfully! I opened windows and pulled the overflowing pan out. This picture is what the ill-fated dessert looked like after it cooled and collapsed into the pan. What a mess, ugh, and worse yet no scrumptious cake for dessert! I have no clue what made it rise so much in the pan and then overflow.
I was irritated, but what do you do? Just accept the fact that sometimes things just don't go right.