More speed baking and a cake disaster

It's a beautiful day so am trying to get the baking out of the way so that I can go out to play in the sunshine. The sourdough loaf was started last night and left in the fridge overnight to continue to prove slowly. It's starting to get a little too warm to leave it out in the kitchen overnight, although it might have been ok last night as there was quite a hard frost this morning. Anyway, the bread has been baked and is cooling nicely in a bread bag. Sadly, my cake hasn't been quite so successful and might be a complete disaster. We were eating breakfast whilst it was cooking and I could see a bit of a bluish haze in the room; a CAKE BURNING sort of blue haze. The problem is that I decided to use the microwave as a convection oven and it has a bit of a fierce heat from the top of the oven and I didn't think to put some foil over the cake until it was too late *sigh*. The marzipan and mincemeat cake has finished cooking and it is not looking at all appetizing. I'm not giving up on it yet - the top can be sliced off and the whole cake turned upside down. If it tastes burned it will go in the bin and I'll make another, but not yet......

Mincemeat and marzipan cake in the recipe book

Mincemeat and marzipan cake in the recipe book

My sorry effort......

My sorry effort......

After surgery 😀

After surgery 😀