Moron Test Kitchen, Baby A Edition

Baby A came over this afternoon for a few hours, and because I’m known for my stellar cooking skills, asked if we could make a cake.  I wasn’t sure if I had the right ingredients for what she had in mind, but I pulled out a cookbook I’d bought from Moon’s school and found something called, “Chewy Cake”. Perfect.

Here’s what you need:

2 cups brown sugar, 1 stick butter, 2 eggs, 2 cups self-rising flour, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup chopped pecans.

Because I’m me, I played fast and loose with the ingredients. First, cream butter and sugar together. I didn’t have a full 2 cups of brown sugar and because I live in a post-racial kitchen, threw in some white sugar to compensate. You’ll be happy to know that they were very sweet with each other. 🙂

Next, cream the eggs into the mixture. And by “cream”, I mean mix, not “milk”. Then add your flour, vanilla and nuts. I didn’t have a full cup of nuts but I’ve seen the word “optional” in front of “nuts” in enough recipes to know that they are not essential.

The recipe didn’t say to grease the baking dish, but I had some of that flour/butter spray and thought it might be a good idea. It also didn’t say anything about sprinkles, but Baby A is 3 and if we’re making a cake, it darn well better have SPRINKLES.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


She was quite proud.


The outside was crispy like a cookie and the inside was gooey and chewy like a delicious, brownie. I don’t have any pictures from after we cut it because it disappeared in a flash. Even Moon who hates everything ate 2 helpings.

Moron Test Grade – A! It was simple and made from things most people keep in their cabinets. It’s an easy way to make a cake when the kids come visit.

Aunt Grade? – A super Plus, amiright Kittens?


One thought on “Moron Test Kitchen, Baby A Edition

  1. The thing that has been missing from your cooking was Baby A. The cake looked delicious.

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