Yes, I have a TikTok account. My TikTok content is 85% based on who I follow and the content that I like (Disney, nerdery, happy dancing, humor) and 15% completely random content. For example, I’m currently watching the entirety of The Sound of Music in 5 minute clips. The VonTrapps just escaped the convent and are motoring to the hills. I hope they make it. By the way, Christopher Plummer’s Georg VonTrapp is very much worth rewatching as an adult.
Last week I bought two TikTok songs from iTunes: Paul Russell’s Lil’ Boo Thang which is a fun hiphop song and DJ Crazy Times’s Planet of the Bass featuring Ms. Biljana Electronica, an hysterical send-up of 90s/00s Eurodance that I would have danced to in 1996. And in 2023, let’s be honest.
The third thing TikTok made me do is bake a Wacky Cake from B. Dylan Hollis’s cookbook Baking Yesteryear. He started making old recipes on TikTok during the pandemic, and his funny commentary and enjoyment of the process brought him a cookbook deal! The book features recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s. Which, the 80s. That stings a bit.
We decided on a 1930s recipe called Wacky Cake primarily for the name, but also how could chocolate cake be bad?
Wacky Cake uses no butter, eggs, or milk in the recipe (it being the Depression and all) and has you mix the ingredients right into the 8×8 baking pan. Wacky! You have to make 3 divots for the liquid ingredients before pouring water over top and whisking it together.
It didn’t deflate at all after coming out of the oven.
The frosting is powdered sugar and cocoa and poured over top.
It tasted great! It tastes like a box cake that’s not obsessed with moistness and pudding in the middle. It’s a cakey-cake, great with coffee or milk.
I think I’ll And the one thing that Twitter, uh, I mean X, made me do was download my archive and deactivate my account. I was there for sixteen years, but the idiot owner’s desire to get rid of the blocking function (even if he can’t according to the iOS App store) was the last straw.
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