That Wacky Wild...Cake; Polyester Lunch-Lady Style.
I just needed to bake something. I didn't care what it was, so long as it contained the usual flour, sugar, eggs combo.
I decided to look up my old, but oft-forgotten, friend Gale Gand, and see what she's been up to. I spent a lot of time printing out recipes...mostly for later...but found one just perfect for the moment: Wacky Cake.
The recipe gets it's name, I suppose, from the way it's prepared. Dry ingredients dumped in a bowl. Poke holes in the dry ingredients. Pour into each hole, respectively, vanilla, vegetable oil, and white vinegar.
Top with water, and mix.
Sure, it's a little weird, but hardly 'wacky'.
And a bit disappointing, at least scientifically. I was expecting some kind of reaction, with the vinegar, baking soda, and water. I know what happens when I put the first two into my kitchen sink, and turn on the tap: bubbles!
But this? Nothing.
Oh, well. What I did get was a simple chocolate cake.
When it had cooled enough for a picture (and a taste), I asked Matt what he thought. He wasn't wild about it. He began to explain his objection to the cake, and I interrupted him, saying 'it's like cafeteria cake?'. Matt: 'Exactly!'.
And exactly why he didn't think it was 'oooh'-worthy.
But see; I liked the cake slices divvied out during school lunch. There's something oddly comforting, and retro, about them.
Alex devoured his piece, and he has a rather discriminating palette. He's turned down store-bought cakes and cookies! Smart kid...
I did offer a suggestion to Matt that will ensure the cake's disappearance, though. Wednesday night, he ate two pieces, drizzled with left-over dulce de leche. He thought it much improved!
So, nothing to blog home about, but it did satisfy my craving...to bake!