Caramel cake. Every year for his birthday. Caramel cake. Then one year my eldest determined he “didn’t like caramel”. So we had “brown sugar cake” for his birthday that year. Same recipe I’d used every other year.
Have I told you my kids are picky?
Sometimes I sneak things in. Like in my super healthy rich and delicious chocolate pancakes, and this chocolate mousse. Other times, I just call something by another name. For a time:
- Tomato soup was “SpaghettiOs with no noodles”
- Nutella was “chocolate spread”
- And anything with bread or a crust was “(fill in the blank) pizza”
I even had a jar of pureed dates in the fridge that my kids ate for an entire summer because I called it “caramel”. Ahh the power of suggestion.
We’re back to calling caramel cake “caramel cake” again, and it’s still my son’s pick for his birthday cake every year. (He turns 18 this year! Yikes!) Sadly, my husband and I will be out of town at a conference on his birthday, so we’re celebrating early this year.