Yes. This is what godmothers do. (And aunts.)
Speaking not just as an aunt, but as Aunt Chelle Who Bakes And Who We Love More Than Bacon, I heartily concur.
Plain yellow cake with kickass chocolate frosting is my all-time favorite kind of cake.
Your godson has excellent taste. As he should, because he is a very cool young man.
Very nice. But next time, slip in a GALLON of rum!
Rob is not notably tolerant of things that Taste Funny. I'm pretty sure he would judge rum cake to Taste Funny, and would ask if maybe he could have ice cream instead. (Which he could, because dessert is not a contractual obligation. Nor a punishment.)
Is it a BAD recipe or do you just like to tinker?
If I wasn't sated with GS cookies right now I'd want some yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
I see no reason to eat plain yellow cake. Ever. It bores me. It's not this yellow cake. It's every kind of yellow cake I've ever had. It is, to my way of thinking, a complete waste of calories. There is always better dessert to be had. There is even always better dessert to be had at my house.
You are such an excellent Godmother Mris.
I never thought much of yellow cake until I had the Cook's Illustrated version (I do, however, triple up on the vanilla.)
Do you know of a good spice cake recipe? I've been in search of one--a cake that is far more spice and interest than sweet.
That, with some rich frosting (buttercream will more than do), is my favorite kind of cake...and I can't find a good recipe!
I don't have one I make regularly, so I couldn't swear to anything for you, unfortunately. Mostly I make spice cookies.
People get so in the habit of saying no to children, I really notice and love and respect when I see parents or other adults granting the reasonable requests of children. If an adult is asked what they want and they say that they want plain yellow cake, the person asking would usually try to give them what they want. And yet I see so often when small children make perfectly reasonable requests and parents deny them just because they are in the habit of it, or because it would be a slight extra effort for them. I was always reminding myself when I was little, to think about what my son asks for, and if I say no, to have a reason for saying no, not just because it is my whim and I had the power to do as I wanted.
Yah. "Why not?" is not a piece of rhetoric, it's a useful consideration.
While I am no longer seven I have a frequent craving for very simple foods. My phrase is, "sometimes bread just wants to be bread." Sure, that loaf of french bread could become garlic bread or fancy spiced croutons or some other culinary delight... but sometimes I want plain french bread, or a cherry popsicle or plain yellow cake.
I am glad Robin got his cake. Sometimes cake just wants to be cake. :)
See, I would thoroughly agree with this idea. Sometimes cake just wants to be cake! Sometimes I just want plain old cake! Definitely! And if you said, "So I baked a plain old cake!", I would say, "Yay! Plain old cake!"
And then I would be completely shocked when the cake you put down in front of me was not chocolate. Because that is my default for cake.
That is *the* default for cake.
Rob and his father-- who both love plain yellow cake with chocolate frosting more than any other kind of cake in the world-- both thank you.
It is all ready and waiting for you, and the leftovers will go home with you.
From your comment, I may be optimistic to speak of leftovers.
So THAT is the purpose of the red-and-white checkered cookbook. I have always wondered.
(I tend to use The Joy of Cooking for that purpose, but I can see where the red-and-white one would do well for it.)
has The Joy of Cooking
, so we have argumentative breadth as a household.
I think timprov
mostly argues with the internet in these things. Someone on it is wrong, you know.