Just for fun, here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cups all purpose-flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds, save a handful to toss on top
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine, pour into 9 inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Scatter the handful of almonds the top of the batter. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
This morning a chunk of that cake was still sitting in the cake dish. Not a fan of stale cake, I flung it out the front door. In no time, Sparrows, Starlings and a Gray Squirrel had the slice surrounded.
Later, when I peeked out the back door I saw two Sparrows in a tug of war over a marble sized piece of that cake. Still later, I opened the back door and stepped outside. A squirrel dashed from the flowerbed located beside the door.
My dogs joined me outside. Soon they gathered around that flowerbed. Remember that chunk of cake, the one with a marble sized piece removed from it? Well, it was nestled in the far corner of the flowerbed next to the house behind a Spirea bush.
Now, circumstantial evidence tells us the squirrel put it there. Why would he put this wonderful find right next to the house, inches from a door where dogs and people come and go? It seems a foolish hiding place. But think about it. That squirrel lives here. He knows the goings on around here. It is a brilliant place to temporarily hide such a treasure! The birds won't go into such a dangerous corner to get it. And since Mr. Squirrel had acted quickly when the cake first appeared on the lawn, maybe he's the only squirrel who knows about this bounty. Maybe Mr. Squirrel and those few birds are the only ones who know about the piece of cake. So he hid it a place that isn't likely to get much traffic from the competition. Then he waited for a chance to reclaim the prize.
An hour later when I looked in that flower bed, the cake was gone.
Thank you http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/mammals/squirrel/ for sharing the squirrel picture.