Well, I’m sitting here enjoying my first ever piece of Mrs. Peters’ Birthday Cake! It was indeed “thick to beat and quick to make, fine to eat and fun to make.” Though I must say, it looks nothing like the mushroom-cloud cake in the book.
How is it, you ask? Pretty good! It’s dense, moist, and pleasantly sweet; I would totally make it again.
However, I feel that I should note the following:
- I did not plant an orchard, hand-pick the apples, or even make my own applesauce. Rather, I harvested a jar of applesauce from the grocery store shelf.
- The milk was not simmered in a saucepan on the stove. It was microwaved.
- My pets did not magically clean the kitchen by the time the cake finished baking. My kitchen is still messy.
- I didn’t actually dance around the kitchen upon seeing the finished product. Perhaps I should…?