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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

John's FHE Snack...er BLOB

John's Most Dangerous Cake Recipe!
And why is it so dangerous? According to John it is because it is soooo easy you'll make too much and get fat.

STEP 1: Cram the whole dang family into the kitchen to share the little counter space that you have to bake on.
STEP 2: Take up some of that counter space with your toddler by simply plopping him on the counter so he can make his own cake too.


STEP 3: Add all your dry ingredients to a big mug...
4 TBS flour---(Anderson don't worry if it's not level, rock solid cakes taste good too)
4 TBS sugar----(No Sydney, it DOES NOT say "heaping" TBS of sugar)
2 TBS cocoa----(Uhhh Branson I don't think you want to try licking this chocolate off the spoon)

STEP 4: Mix it well with a fork until it is really sticky gooey thick and gross looking
STEP 5: Add 1 egg and mix it again thoroughly
STEP 6: (Branson's recipe) Add the egg shells as well STEP 7: Pour in 3 TBS Milk, 3 TBS Oil and 1 splash of vanilla extract. Stir it up and then smell it to see if it's going to be any good. STEP 8: Put in a handful of chocolate chips and stir it again.

STEP 9: Cook the mug of sludge in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Watch the ooze grow! (And remind me never to buy a black microwave again...I seriously have to wipe the front of that thing down several times a day!)



STEP 10: Ohhhhh and Ahhhhhh over what you have created.


STEP 11: Make lots of jokes about what your cake really looks like.

STEP 12: Drizzle caramel, chocolate, whipped cream or just pour in some milk.
STEP 13: Then faint away from the sheer goodness of it all.


DISCLAIMER: (I didn't really think it tasted all that good...but the kids (and John) loved it.)

14 comments:

Svenja said...

OK the next time I have my nieces over we will try it, because it sure sounds like a lot of fun to make it. Hey and there will be no fighting over the cake because everyone has their own.
Love the photo story about the process

Shayla said...

As long as they loved it, I guess that's all that counts. :-) Amen to the black microwave, our new house has black appliances and they are such a pain...fingerprints on them ALL the time.

Ben and Alissa said...

I love that everyone is in the kitchen together, sounds like so much fun! I'm going to have to try it, it's just too easy not to try once.

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

We are TOTALLY doing this!!! I think it screams ice cream to me.
I like that it's a nice group activity as well. :}

Nicki said...

Isn't that a boy scout trick like the cake in the orange? I hear it's really good. I never thought of doing it in the microwave. Isn't it funny that if your kids make it themselves, it's great. But if you make it and it's not the best, they let you know:)

Lisa said...

I am SO intigued by this. It must be tried....

SuzanSayz said...

What a great family activity!
I have to applaud you and John for having the patience to go through with it and make it a fun family moment for all!
One more thing.
I guess I've learned to choose my excess calories carefully, so I'll leave the recipe to the young families with kids.
Your ringing (non)endorsement is enough for me. tee hee
But then I guess almost anything dessert-like could be made edible with enough chocolate and caramel syrup and whipped cream.

dandee said...

That picture of Anderson should be saved and used as blackmail for another time. Like when he's dating.

lindsay>boo said...

I am such a chocoholic that I'm sure I would love this and it's probably not a good thing that you showed me how to make this. Now I'll probably eat one every night with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream with it.

Ben and Alissa said...

So Katie and I tried it. It was just okay. I may have had mine slightly too thin because all the chocolate chips must have sunk and were in the bottom half (which was the top half when I flipped it over into a bowl after I cooked it). That part was pretty good. But the other half without the chocolate chips wasn't that great, like it was a little spongy. Still fun to do though! Might be better with ice cream. I used cool whip. Love me some cool whip.

Paula said...

there was a week or two that I ate this like every night. You are right, not that great. It needs chocolate syrup or ice cream to make it any good, and the mugs are a pain to clean later. Only good if you NEED chocolate NOW and it's midnight.

Mikki said...

Fantastically fun post!!! Love it. Look how big Branson is getting!! INSANE!!!! Looks like it was a great time, I'll have to let my kids try it.

Jodi said...

As always...I loved this post! I just love how you make everything so fun to read. You're amazing Amy! :)

ashley said...

Yum! I love anything chocolate, these seem a lot like the "Warm Delights" by Betty Crocker. We'll definitely be trying these next monday!