Anyone ever have a money cake?
I vaguely remember having one when I was a child at a friend's birthday. Coins were inside the cake, and you got to keep the coins you found in your slice. No, nobody ever choked on the coins! At five years old, you're very careful if you think there might be hidden treasure (a whole DIME even!) waiting for you.
I'd like to make one for my kids' birthdays. What I can't remember is, how were the coins put in the cake? I think that the coins would sink to the bottom of the batter in the pan. Also, is it enough to scrub the coins and put them in boiling water to get them clean? Any ideas?