Michaleen from Portage, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Portage, WI

Baking Challenge

Upside Down Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Strawberry, Cardamom, Lingonberry Upside Down Cake

I wanted to use the fresh strawberries I’d picked earlier this week and thought, what better thing to bake with! I love cardamom (something I attribute to my Scandinavian roots…cardamom bread anyone?) and thought I’d add one more twist to the recipe I found with Lingonberry jam, courtesy of Al Johnson’s in Door County!

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

So the cake TURNED OUT FINE…but there may have been Several moments of panic when…well…quite a bit of everything started leaking out of the bottom of my springform pan…it turned out fine!!!

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

Lingonberry Jam from Door County and fresh local strawberries!

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.