rumless balls and uncooked cake mix

Number 2 son has done cooking as part of his grade 7 classes and on the last day of term he brought home their cookbook and some rather yummy chocolate truffles, or “rum balls without the rum”.  They were rather morish and on my next trip to the supermarket I purchased a few things to make some more. Said son asked that if I had no rum I should use the vodka I have in the freezer.. ah, yeah, NO.  Well, maybe I half the mix and make myself some vodka balls… (wonder if they would be as potent as jelly shots???)

While I was working on another post he and his father made some cake.  Well my son made and baked a vanilla cake, while hubby did his usual and made and ate the raw mix.

I remember a year or so ago hubby did this, ate half the mix then decided to bake the rest. Well, suffice to say it didn’t work.  It tasted awful.  He looked at the box and proclaimed he knew why…?
Yeah, why?
Because it says ‘low fat’ on it.
Riiight, whatever you believe…
So the next week without telling him, I bought the exact same cake and made it. Served it and he loved it.
Guess what?
That was the same cake you cooked, you want to know why yours didn’t work?
You don’t bake half the mix for same time as a whole mix…
Not sure if he’s learnt his lesson, but will still blame everything else if it happens again.

So here my rumless balls, (with a few vodka balls, now which ones were they…?
No, they are all boys balls.. the balls for the boys… not the adult ones anyway).

Keep smiling and happy baking 🙂

12 responses to “rumless balls and uncooked cake mix

  1. Great “foodie” post, Jennifer!


  2. Mmm, yum. They look delish! Number 1 son has started wanting to cook on his own and made a packet mix of banana muffins on Sat. He did really well and they turned out perfectly without any supervision at all. I was extremely impressed.
    I love a bit of cake mix and would do exactly what your husband did, eating most of it, if I thought it would ever work afterwards. Maybe I will use the excuse that it was the fault of the mix next time too!


    • it’s great when the kids want to cook, especially off their own back. How old is he.
      I think it’s a world wide thing with someone always wanting to eat the cake mix… not sure who wants to cook some of it though..?


      • Number 1 is 11 and loves to both cook and eat! The hardest part of doing cakes in our house is that number 2 is allergic to egg. Cakes, biscuits etc are ok but the poor thing can’t lick the bowl! It is very hard to find a decent cake mix in our small supermarket that can be made without eggs so they can both make it and lick the bowl out afterwards…


      • that would be hard, being allergic to eggs. The fruity tea cake I made has no eggs, milk or butter in it. I still have to upload the original recipe. 🙂 Glad they still like to cook, even if licking the bowl is a no-go zone 🙂


  3. Yesterday’s comment didn’t make it! Mr. 12 starts home ec. In the autumn – can’t wait 🙂
    There is something yummy about raw dough – I have similar issues with the ”tasters’ in my kitchen 🙂
    Your balls look great!


  4. Looking forward to Mr. 12 doing home ec. next autumn!


    • It’s good for them, and for us. They have a garden here that they use for veges which is even better. We’ve had some yummy tastes. Mr 8 has been doing some aswell. Both of them like to cook at home aswell. Would love to hear what treats you get.


      • Pretty sure bread is high on the list for firsts… or some Finnish delicacy 😉


      • I’m sure he’ll love it, and if you can make the most of new cooking skilss, it’s an added bonus (if you don;t already that is). Breads are good, I need to get a hang on homemade bread – pull aparts, foccacia, etc. I know just the book. Oops, I digress, hope the lessons go well and you get to enjoy the finished product.


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