If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked a Cake in a Shoe Box

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I’ll admit it: I am drawn to the kooky. Whether it’s a challenge to host a Spambalaya Jambalaya dinner party, visit kitschy roadside attractions, or make guacamole ice cream sandwiches, I’m your woman.

And since I never know when something I should have thrown away will come in handy, I smiled when I came across a recipe in the New York Times that featured a shoebox as a cooking vessel.

Cake in a Shoe Box? Of course!

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I knew mischief was afoot when it was published on April Fool’s Day, but I also got a kick out of it. Since I don’t bake often, I had to step up my game. Making a delicious cake is quite a feat. So how was it? I can’t say my family was head over heels, but it did foot the bill as a sweet, nutty ending to a Sunday supper, especially since my sole purpose was to make something goofy. Please don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes.

If you’d like to follow in my footsteps, it made enough for a size 8 cake. Just take it one step at a time.

The recipe: Cake in a Shoe Box

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h/t to Reddit for the plethora of foot puns

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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2 Responses to If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked a Cake in a Shoe Box

  1. Abby says:

    So does this cake qualify as “sole food”?
    I honestly thought this WAS an April Fools joke, but that recipe looks real! You’re really keeping me on my toes…

    I might have to try this just because it would be so weird. Thanks for sharing!

    • Marcy says:

      I don’t want to put my foot in my mouth, but the cake had a leg up on some others that I’ve made. Thanks, Abby.

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