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!
"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
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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