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Wake and Bake Mama: Idiot Proof Cake

This week Wake and Bake Mama panders to the idiot crowd with this simple, delicious cake

It’s election season and like Halloween brings out all the freaks, campaigns bring out all the idiots. But even idiots like good food and this week WABM serves up a dish even an idiot could make. The Phantom Sway team intends to put this to the test.

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The worst baker in the world couldn’t eff-up this amazingly simple and delicious cake.


½ cup unsalted butter, melted, cooled, plus more for pan

½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan

2 large eggs

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon kosher salt

5 chopped strawberries

1 teaspoon chopped tarragon, fresh

¼ cup sliced almonds

Turbinado sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 9-inch pie plate.

Whisk eggs, granulated sugar, almond extract, and salt in a large bowl until frothy and pale for about 1 minute. Stir in strawberries and tarragon.

Add 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup flour and stir until incorporated.

Pour into prepared pie plate. Top with almonds and turbinado sugar and whole strawberry in the center, if desired.

Bake cake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20–25 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cake cool slightly before serving.

I worked with this recipe.

 Dana Commandatore is a mom, advertising executive, and autism advocate.  Baking and cleaning is how she relaxes and balances her busy schedule. Since cleaning only makes her happy she likes to bake and share it with her family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers.  

Kira Allen

When Kira isn't scaling the peaks of some of the toughest mountains in the world or exploring the Amazon rainforests she spends her time as a foster mom for her local animal shelter. Kira has volunteered for "Doctors without Borders" even though she isn't even a doctor or a nurse. Her mantra is "More speed, more height, more life..."
Just kidding....Kira is a writer, actor and suburban housewife and mother. Her mantra is "If I can't do it from the couch, is it really worth it?"

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