There's no secret to this Happiness Cake
My Aunt Betsy's carrot cake-poppyseed bread hybrid is perfect for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Tuesday, but it's not really about the cake, is it?
Do you have a favorite cake? A cake your oldest kid requests at each birthday? A cake whose recipe you’ve memorized because you’ve made it so often?
But today’s dispatch from The Feminist Kitchen is a slightly different confection, one that requires pumpkin puree and boxed cake mix and that I’ve eaten three times in less than a month.
It’s what my Aunt Betsy calls “Happiness Cake.”
“We call it that because Betsy likes to make it, and Chris likes to eat it. Also, it has sherry in it,” she tells me.
But I think there’s something else at hand.