A Twitter user who simply wanted to watch the world burn shared photos of a cake made using only 12 eggs, then figuratively lit a match, flicked it and walked away.
The abominable food item, which was shared on May 11 by user shoyoslove and later deleted, was seemingly created by cracking a dozen eggs into a smooth, circular pan and baking them until solid.
That’s it. That’s the cake.
Naturally, people were perplexed by the simple yet diabolical recipe, with one even calling it “nightmare fuel.”
“I’m so disturbed,” wrote one user.
“Ima pretend i didn’t see this,” said another.
“The amount of hatred i have for this tweet is unfathomable,” sneered a third.
“Is this allowed,” added another.
Others, however, seemed genuinely curious about the flavor of the protein-packed “cake.”
“Genuinely, does it taste good? Like is it a good soft egg or is it rubbery?” one person asked.
“I feel weird that i want to taste it,” said another.
The circular egg cake might as well be the cousin of the infamous long egg — a long, easy-to-slice log of boiled egg that was invented in 1974 and has been the subject of mockery since … well, 1974.
Even the New York Times tore into the unsettling recipe in 1977 (way before flaming was cool), with the headline, “Shell Shocker: Look What They’ve Done to Eggs,” according to Food & Wine.
However, long after its print notoriety faded away, the dish again rose to infamy in 2013 — this time digitally — after a video about how the tubular egg is produced was posted on YouTube.
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