A Dr. Seuss cake the kids can prepare

A Dr. Seuss cake the kids can prepare

My son checked out a Green Eggs and Ham cookbook from the library.  His obsessive personality made sure I was aware he desperately wanted to make a recipe from the book immediately.  We debated between Schlopp with a Cherry on Top or Sneetch Treats, but we finally chose Cat in the Hat Tub Cake.

To appease his enthusiasm and take advantage of myself feeling unusually calm, I allowed him to be in charge of all the decision making for this cake.  Again I was reminded how cooking is an excellent reading and fraction lesson as my boy followed the directions and measured 1/2 and 3/4 cups of ingredients.

I kept my mouth quiet when he skipped a step causing the frosting to be a little runny and I even allowed him to cut the greens off the strawberries with a dull knife.  He was determined, listening intently and very proud.

When the cake was completed and my son admired his work, initially I felt a little concerned as it was somewhat lopsided and had frosting dripping down the sides. Like always my little one made me feel better when he reminded me I did not need to worry about it being messy because it is meant to be eaten in the bathtub!

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 "Do you know where I found him? You know where he was?

He was eating a cake in the tub! Yes he was!"

From The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

 

Cat in the Hat Tub Cake

Ingredients

1 purchased angel food cake

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup fresh strawberries (stems and leaves removed)

Mix whipping cream until it stands in soft peaks.  Add the sugar and beat until again in peaks.  In a blender, puree the strawberries and the mix with whipped cream. Spread on cake and decorate with strawberries.

 

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