Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Dave's Chocolate "Keck"

I don't know about you other mom-types out there, but sometimes I think that the dads in this world get to have an awful lot of fun with their kids at the expense of being responsible and accountable parental examples.  And, I don't think that the dads in this world do so with any sort of naiveté or ignorance.  Nuh-uh.  They know exactly what they're doing when they offer their kids chocolate cake for breakfast and then play dumb to the wife.  Are you kidding me?  They only want us to think they're totally innocent of child-corruption so they can do super-immature stuff and still escape with their lives.  They don't care if they receive a little bit of, "what were you thinking, anyway?" if it means they get a sincere high five, down low, too slow from their kids.

But you know, when it comes right down to it, I'm thankful there are dads out there who will do the child-corrupting, super-immature stuff with their kids so moms like me don't have to.  Stuff like, camping in the frozen tundra in the dead of January so a merit badge can be earned.  Risking life and fingers while assisting in the making of a cardboard maze for a pet hamster.  Volunteering to be the family member who gets dunked at the carnival.  Going on the roller coaster just one more time with a pleading child even though the point of nausea had been reached two hours prior.  Changing the oil in the teenage daughter's car.  In the rain.  So she doesn't throw a rod.  Yeah.  Child-corrupting, super-immature stuff like that.  I'm glad there are dads out there fighting that good fight.  So in honor of all you dads, and especially Dave, I give you:

Glory be.  Love that.  So much.

And, since you guys are just so stellar to keep coming back to this dippy little blog every once in a while, I think I'll also give you this:

Dad is Great Chocolate Cake!

  That's a mighty fine breakfast if you ask me!

Here's the lowdown:

Bake up a delicious chocolate cake in a 9X13 pan.  I know.  For some reason it doesn't look very pretty, does it.  Well, just hold your horses, people!

Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over warm cake.  This part was way more fun that it should have been.

“You see... I'm holy. Holey, Fred, geddit?" "Pathetic," he told George. "Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humor before you, you go with holey?” 

Badda bing!  Badda boom!
Thank ya.  Thank ya very much.

This is the caramel ice cream topping goodness.  Licking fingers is allowed.

And, you've experienced this goodness, right?  I always score extra points if I leave a little bit in the can for he who shall not be named . . . 

Working up a sweat here.  I should get paid for this.

Now, just sit back and let the glory rain down upon thy head.

Dad Is Great Chocolate Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix
Ingredients indicated on box to make cake
1 jar caramel ice cream topping goodness
1 can sweetened condensed milk goodness
8 oz. Cool Whip or the like
1 cup Heath Bits or Score Bars*
Wooden spoon for rapping knuckles jk! jk!

Make and bake cake in a 9x13 pan according to directions on cake mix.  Allow to cool for five  minutes.  Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes at 1" intervals in warm cake. Pour entire jar of caramel ice cream topping goodness over cake. Do the same with the entire can of sweetened condensed milk goodness.  Goodness gracious, sakes alive!  Place cake in refrigerator for one hour uncovered.  Remove cake from refrigerator, cover with plastic wrap and return to refrigerator for several hours or overnight (preferable).  Just before serving, spread whipped topping over entire cake.  Sprinkle with candy bits.  Rap some knuckles with the wooden spoon if a breakfast consisting of chocolate cake becomes a habit.

Dave celebrating his birthday way back in April with his "Dad Is Great Chocolate Cake"

*I was fresh out of Heath Bits or Score Bars, so I improvised and used old Butterfinger Bars left over from, oh, I don't know, Halloween perhaps? So far, so good.  Cross your fingers, though.  We've racked up enough medical bills this year as it is :D


Lisa said...

I seriously thought the name of this cake was: "Better then Sex".

Deon said...

Whoa, Lisa! I make a different dessert having a little something to do with a nut/flour crust, cream cheese, pudding, and cool whip, which has always been either the "Better Than Sex Dessert" or the "Better Than Robert Redford Dessert." I have officially renamed that dessert "Johnny Depp Dessert." Note how it is not "Better Than Johnny Depp", just "Johnny Depp." Very few things are better than Johnny Depp, imho.

Lisa said...

Thank you for the clarification....and for not deleting my comment! haha

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Kathleen said...

And you do it all while wearing pearls. Such a classy act you are De!

Beth said...

This is going in my "have to make" file! Delicious!