My 6 year old has been working his way through the Roald Dahl books and the latest is The BFG. As soon as we started reading it he asked what crafts we could make, so we looked through our copy of Roald Dahl’s Completely Revolting Recipes and found a recipe for The BFG’s Grobswitchy Cake.
“It is a little bit like mixing a cake’, the BFG said. ‘If you is putting the right amounts of all the different things into it, you is making the cake come out any way you want, sugary, splongy, curranty, Christmassy or grobswitchy. It is the same with dreams.'”
We measured out the ingredients and made the cake mixture.
Then we put the cake together. It’s a clever recipe where you put half the mixture in then sprinkle a layer of sugar, cinnamon, chopped pecans and grobswitches (otherwise known as amber sugar crystals) over the top. We poured in the other half of the cake mixture and sprinkled the remaining sugar, cinnamon, pecans and grobswitches on top.
This cake smelled delicious when baking and looked pretty good when it came out of the oven. The pecans and grobswitches gave it a lovely crunch and it went perfectly with custard.
You may also be interested in our other Roald Dahl posts:
Make an edible Mr Twits gingerbeard biscuit
15 crafts for celebrating Roald Dahl Day
George’s Marvellous Medicine mud kitchen activity
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired chocolate play dough
Roald Dah stamps
BFG The Movie DVD (2012) review