I did not want to miss this weeks TWD. The world was teaming against me and trying to force me into skipping. One of my incisions is infected and causing me a great deal of pain. Then my exuberent 4 year old pulled the car door shut on my middle finger. I still pulled through and baked the cake with a tiny short cut. I pulled out my trusty cherry pie filling and subbed that for a stone fruit that the recipe called for. I love cherry pie filling. I adore it. And it always makes whatever you use it in better. However, I think that I overcooked this cake. It was so awfully dry. I am sure that I screwed up somehow. My oven is off by 50 degrees, and I have a feeling that I didnt take this into account when I set the temp. It happens from time to time when I am not concentrating when baking.
I will definitely try this again when my mind is on the cake and less on my ailing wounds.