The best birthday cake.

Ever in the history of the world.

It was invented by my housemate's great-grandmother and has become a family tradition. They call it "Butterscotch Crunch Cake."

I am not exaggerating when I say this is the best cake I have eaten in my life.

What do you need?

* One bag of butterscotch morsels.
* One box of butterscotch pudding - not instant.

* A boxed yellow cake mix.

* Two ounces of chopped pecans.
*Two cups of milk.

Cook the pudding according to the package directions (in the two cups of milk). As soon as it's done, add the pudding into the cake mix and stir until smooth.

Pour into a greased and floured 9" by 13" pan and cover the top with the pecan chips and then the butterscotch morsels.

Bake according to the directions on the cake mix box (though it may take a little longer).

The top should be crackly and the cake should be slightly sticky.


If you don't like butterscotch or pecans, I'm really sorry.

You don't know what you're missing out on.

Do you have any special family recipes?


Meet Chesterton.

He's British.

And he's a mouse.

His dark eyes can be intense, but he is really quite kind.

He also has a very witty sense of humor.

He might object to being called Chester, in keeping with his serious aura, but he secretly likes it.