Thanks to Mickey…

29 September 2009

… we have banned books, every morning.

Thanks to Mickey

September 26 – October 3, 2009

I think I’ll bake a Banned-Book Cake!


    The Batter:
    3 cups flour
    2 tablespoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1⅓ cups sugar
    ½ cup butter
    2 eggs
    1 cup
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    The Filling:
    1 cup brown sugar
    ¼ cup flour
    4 teaspoons cinnamon
    4 tablespoons melted butter
    1 cup chopped walnuts

Combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter. Add the remaining, wet ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, mix together the filling ingredients. Butter and flour a 12 cup bundt pan. Pour in ½ of the batter, followed by ½ of the filling, the remaining batter, and the remaining filling. Bake for 45 minutes or so at 375∘. Cool, choose a banned book to read, and enjoy.


In The Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak, is #25 on the American Library Association’s “100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000”.

6 Responses to “Thanks to Mickey…”

  1. Lily Says:

    I am so fond of this book. What’s the problem? The sugar? The butter? The milk? (The teensy little boy part?)

  2. Debbie Says:

    That must be it – the cholesterol! Really deplorable.

  3. Amber Lough Says:

    Oh, I know what it is—he wasn’t circumcised. Poor little baby boy whose parents didn’t love him enough to get him surgically altered at birth.

  4. Jacqui Says:

    Mmm. Cake. Why don’t WE have cake every morning?

  5. Debbie Says:

    Or skinny dip in cake batter every night?

  6. Sara Says:

    What could be better than books with cake? Thanks for the reminder!

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