“This is a big cake and it is sooo big, and it’s also super fluffy,” says Stephanie Tullgren, a research associate in the University of Pennsylvania’s department of food science.
“But you can’t eat it without getting a little sick.”
That’s why researchers have devised a recipe that can be whipped up into giant cake form, even for people who have a hard time eating it whole.
The recipe, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, calls for a mix of peanut butter, sugar and coconut oil.
The cake is then chilled for 30 minutes before being cut into pieces, wrapped in a sheet of plastic and baked at 300 degrees for 60 minutes, according to the recipe.
“That way you don’t get a bunch of nasty-looking glue and you can eat it right away,” Tullheims says.
The resulting cake is thick and rich, and the sticky mixture helps keep the cake from soggy.
For more on how to make cake, see the story of the cake.