Luckily, I had planned ahead and used an egg substitute in the batter. That way, I could enjoy the batter without the fear of poisoning myself or my soon-to-be son. I started by swiping my finger across the lip of the bowl to clean it off.
Then, I'm a little ashamed to admit that my temptation got the better of me, and I dipped all five fingers into the batter and licked each one in pure bliss. Then, I pulled myself together and thought about my options.
1. Grab a spoon, the bowl and You've Got Mail. Enjoy a guilt-free night with my guilty pleasures (followed by a guilt-filled week of, "Why, oh why, did I eat ALL that cake batter?")
2. Make cupcakes
3. Make cake batter ice cream.
I went with option 3. At least this option is a more socially acceptable way of eating the cake batter with a spoon.
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I found this recipe for cake batter ice cream and modified it since I had already added oil and water to the cake mix. I used the recipe to make a yummy custard and then used my ice cream maker to turn it into magic. I waited to poured the extra cake batter into the frozen custard until the last two minutes of the cycle hoping to create a delicious swirl of batter and custard.
Unfortunately, a delicious swirl of batter and custard is not what I got. The custard and batter mixed and neither taste is predominate. This experiment was a failure! I would have enjoyed the cake batter much better simply from the bowl with a spoon in hand and my eyes fixated on Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks doing their thing.
On the bright side, I didn't (and won't) eat ALL THAT CAKE BATTER. And a guilt-free week might make this whole experience worth while.
Hugs to our followers (especially those that can relate, even if they won't admit it, to dipping their whole hand into a delicious batter),