One of the weird things about being friends or acquaintances with the Pintester is that you get to sample the pin tests sometimes. For this particular pin, the husband of a friend of mine came over to give me some much-needed tax advice and was treated to wine and this concoction for his trouble:
But let’s rewind.
Earlier in the evening:
Me: Hey, I think I’ll make something for tonight.
Me: I think it will work… It’s only two ingredients.
Me: See, look. It’s just angel food cake mix and apple pie filling.
Husband: You have to add water. The recipe just forgot to put that part in there.
Me: You don’t. The water is in the apple pie filling.
Husband: Apple pie filling is not water.
We had this argument for several long minutes, and it wasn’t unwarranted. The directions on the actual post said, and I quote:
1. Mix the to together and bake according to the box instructions 2. Enjoy!
I just went ahead and assumed it was a spelling mistake (to for two), but husband assumed a grammatical error. He thought it meant to add the ingredients with another unnamed ingredient (water). And the box instructions really do call for quite a bit of water.
In the end, I won, because I am the actual tester of pins and we do this shit my way. And also because once I mixed it up it seemed to me like it vaguely resembled cake batter.
Nervously, I baked according to the box instructions, which gave dire warnings like, “Do not grease the pan,” and “Do not, under any circumstances, underbake this cake.” Not sure what would happen if you did either of those things, because I am a rule follower and I did as the box told me to.
But here’s how it works out when you don’t grease your pan.
The cake was still mostly salvageable, and I did serve it, with the explanation to my friend’s husband that he would now receive a demonstration of this phenomenon called Pintester, and learn why I was asking him all kinds of crazy tax questions about ad revenue and LLCs with the word “fuck” in the name.
The cake was actually fairly decent. My husband really liked it, in fact, and requested a repeat. My friend’s husband sort of looked bemused, but he ate and drank and was merry, so all was well in the end.
Next time I’d probably spray the pan, but if you try this, you definitely don’t have to add water, no matter what the other cooks in your kitchen try to claim.