You know when you can't find your brain? You're just wandering around aimlessly, hoping your brain will find you, or wishing you had one of those car beep things to help locate it. Everyone has those days, right?
On one of those days, just don't bake. Don't do it. You will think you are being marvelous by trying a new recipe with no brain, and that it will make you feel smarter.
I promise you, it will not.
Always use parchment paper.
And if you for some reason decide that it is okay to forgo parchment paper, please please please listen to the timer when it starts yelling at you to take out your cake.
I did neither, and look where I am. Cake less. *GASP*