Whisk in sugar, then eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and salt.
Stir in flour with a spoon or flexible spatula and scrape batter into prepared pan, spread until even.
The joke was on me because I bet you know what came next, don’t you?
“Mom, can you make me one of these for my birthday? ” [Note to self: Learn how to make Baked Alaska.] Fast-forward a couple months and boom, his birthday week was here and somehow I hadn’t gotten far on this beyond thinking, what did I get myself into?
It works but I’m hardly an expert and if there are more helpful tips offered in the comments, I’ll be happy to point you to them.] Fill a mug halfway with very hot water.