We recently had new neighbors move in next door and our youngest daughter, Rebekah, our social butterfly, has been dying to go over and meet them. However, as we all know, a proper southern lady can not possibly go welcome new neighbors without some kind of tasty treat in tow. So, she decided to bake a really yummy cake to welcome their family to our neighborhood. She chose a recipe that I stumbled upon about a year ago. It is THE absolute easiest cake in the world to make and, I promise, you will never, ever taste a cake that is more moist. Plus, it is really fun to make because you get to choose the ingredients!
Let me explain.
You pick your favorite boxed cake mix and your favorite can of frosting to go with it. Now, stay with me. I know it sounds like a typical cake from a boxed cake mix but it is VERY different! Here are the directions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or whatever your mix calls for)
- Grease and flour a Bundt pan
- Mix cake according to package directions, adding one additional egg
- Add one can of frosting to the cake batter (Yep, INSIDE the batter!)
- Pour batter into Bundt pan and bake according to package directions (or until pick inserted into center comes out clean) Ours usually take an average of 40 minutes.
- Cool slightly and turn onto baking rack
- After completely cooled, you may drizzle more icing on top, add sprinkles, sifted powdered sugar, etc. However, the cake is SO rich and moist due to the icing in the batter, it really does not need anything else.
These cakes are SO delicious and there are SO many options to choose from. The sky is the limit! My husband and daughter have made a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting, a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting (this one tasted like a pound cake - YUM!), a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and several others. For our neighbors, Rebekah chose the strawberry cake with strawberry frosting and they were gobbling it all up before she and my husband left! The next day, Rebekah decided to make one for us. She chose the Funfetti cake mix with Funfetti frosting. When it cooled, she drizzled a bit of glazed icing on top and added sprinkles to make it 'pretty'. It turned out great!
Here are a few pictures she took of the finished product.
So, if you need a quick dessert to take somewhere and don't have much time to put into it or if you just want a really yummy treat for your family, this is an amazing option. Try it! Let me know what kind you make and how it turns out! I love hearing the different 'concoctions' people come up with!
Hope you are having a great day!