Grandgirl: Mamaw, why don't you work?
Mamaw: Well, Darlin' , I work in the home.
Grandgirl: But why don't you work?
Mamaw: I do work....I take care of the house- clean, do laundry, see that the bills are paid, buy groceries, cook....
Grandgirl: But you don't get money....
Mamaw: Yes, but that's what Pop does...he goes to work every day and I take care of things at home so that Pop can go out and do his job. And best of all, I get to take care of you every day!
Grandgirl: But you don't work.
(pulling into the drive at home)
Mamaw: Oh look- we're home.....let's go in and fix you a snack......
Grandgirl's Afterschool "It's Chocolate!!" Cake
1 plain devil's food cake mix (18.25 ounces)
1 + 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 (8 ounce) jar caramel topping
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 or 4 Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
1 (12 ounce) thawed frozen whipped topping
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, brought to room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Prepare a 13x9 baking pan.
Mix cake mix, oil, water and eggs. Pour into pan and bake for 35-38 minutes, till cake tests done. Remove pan and right away poke holes in the top of the cake with a skewer or drinking straw.
Mix caramel and condensed milk; spoon over warm cake, letting the mixture seep into the holes in the cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the crushed candy.
With a mixer, blend whipped topping and cream cheese till smooth- just about a minute.
Spread over cake and top with remainder of candy.
Chill in refrigerator, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or so before cutting.
(Notes: I use low or no fat condensed milk, whipped topping and cream cheese.
This cake will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for about a week.)