About the blogger:
Hey, y’all! I’m Alyssa, and I live in Texas with my husband, Todd, and my two kids, Grahamlyn and Brettley! I love farmers markets, the smell of a clean house, and sharing my recipes with you all on my blog!
Now this a recipe that a lot of you have been asking for, and I finally decided to leak my secrets! It’s perfect for when you’re trapped up in the house on a beautiful spring day because you’re afraid to leave your home for fear of killing someone’s meemaw. And boy, is it tasty!
Y’all, this cake is moist, just the right amount of crispy, and so flavorful it will make your mouth water, and maybe even bleed a bit too. Not only do the flavors blend beautifully together, but the best thing about it is it only takes six ingredients: laundry detergent powder, bleach, wax melts, disinfectant spray, bath salts, and a Lysol wipe. The yummy sodium hypochlorite aroma from the bleach is so *chef’s kiss* that it’s enough to make me physically weak at the knees—it’s that heavenly! And, I tend to have these items stocked up in my pantry in fear of when a second wave of the virus hits, so it’s a recipe I end up coming back to again and again for how simple it is.
But what I really love about this go-to dessert is how versatile it is. It’s great as a nice after-online school snack to get the kids to calm down about the world ending, it makes a delicious treat to welcome the new neighbors who reportedly have an excess supply of hoarded toilet paper, and is so darned delicious to eat all by yourself after a rough day working from home when you just need to turn your brain off! My hubby can be really picky when it comes to my desserts, too—men, right?—but even Todd loves this dish so much, it has him shaking with chills!
This is a relatively new, original recipe from my mother-in-law, which makes it even more special. My husband and I decided to quarantine with his folks so that we could be closer to family. She said she always loved to go off book when it came to baking, and that she had been watching the news and had an urge to bake. Now we’ve never been really close and I always feared she wasn’t my biggest fan, but that night we gabbed, we baked, we laughed, I ate a big slice and then took the longest nap I’ve ever had! It wiped me out cold for days, but I can still remember the big smile on her face as she wrapped up the leftovers to give me when I woke up in the hospital bed the next day (that’s when you know it’s good!).
P.S. while I tend to stick to this recipe’s ingredients pretty cut and dry, my friends who’ve tried it say it’s easy to substitute for if you prefer to go organic: just swap out the Tide detergent for the Seventh Generation detergent and you’re set! And for my budgeting bakers out there, off-brand Target disinfectant wipes work just fine as a garnish, or even homemade wipes you have lying around from when you had a moment of PTSD!
I don’t know, there’s really just something about this recipe. When I make it, I forget all my troubles completely—literally. If you try this recipe, remember to reply with your thoughts below in the comments!
Lysol Lemon Breeze A La Mode
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
2 cups of Tide Laundry Detergent Powder with a Touch of Downy
1 cup Clorox bleach
2 tablespoons Glade Wax Melts Air Freshener in Hawaiian Breeze (melted)
¼ cup Lysol Disinfectant Spray in Lemon Breeze
A pinch of bath salts to taste
A Lysol wipe in Lemon and Lime Blossom for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch glass pan with Lysol Disinfectant Spray.
2. Place 2 Glade Wax Melts in warmer and let set.
3. In a medium bowl, combine laundry powder and bath salts. Stir in bleach until you begin coughing. Batter will be acidic.
4. Add melted wax melts to the batter until well blended. Pour into glass pan.
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you begin to lose vision. Let cool for 5 minutes, then garnish if desired with a Lysol wipe. Serve with your favorite ice cream.