Friday, July 25, 2008

Man of the House Cake

I'm not a huge cake person. I really don't like frosting, so the only cake I like is coffee cake... or I just leave the cake I make plain (no frosting), but still, it's not something I just think of making.
One day, I decided I had a boxed cake mix in the pantry and it needed to be used, since it's been sitting there for who knows how long (it had been given to us). We sat down and were eating dinner with our friend Sean and I mentioned that I never think to make cake, but it's something Brian really likes.
Brian nods his head in agreement.
Luke says "Why not, Mom? He's the 'Man of the House.' "
Me: "Because I don't like it- I don't think of making it."
Luke: "Yeah, but he's the 'Man of the House.' "
~Change of conversation~
Dinner is coming to a close, the cake has been served and Sean helps himself to a second piece. Brian watches him and announces: "I would love to eat another piece... but I'm afraid I'm too full already."
Luke (slightly interrupting Brian before he finishes his sentence): "Why not Dad? You're the 'Man of the House!' "
Me: "What exactly does it mean, Luke, to be the 'Man of the House'?"
Sean: "Apparently to eat alot of cake!"

So, in effort to redeem myself, I have been trying to make more cake for Brian. But I can't help but call it "Man of the House" cake... because, really, that's what it is.

Man of the House Cake
2 1/3 c. flour
1 TB baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 package Andee's mints baking chips

Mix everything thoroughly, pour into a 9" x 13" baking dish, greased. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


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