May 10, 2014

Boxed cake mix gets a bad rap

I get so mesmerized by different cooking shows and their amazing ability to make me think that I will replicate the three-tier, made-from-scratch cake they just made.  Don't forget the homemade frosting, too.  I have made a two-layer, homemade chocolate cake once with homemade chocolate frosting.  It was all delicious.  It was also for my dad's birthday.  On any other day, if I feel like making something but so don't have the energy to become Martha Stewart over night, I turn to my handy box cake mix.

In a bundt pan?  Fancy!

And then for some reason I decided to plop a few dollops of marshmallow fluff on top of the batter. I had this idea that the cake would have rivers of creamy marshmallow running through each slice that was cut.  Not so much.  Afterward, I thought that maybe I should have buried the fluff pieces inside the batter and that would have made it run through out the cake?  No. I think each piece would have just stayed in its place, and that's no fun.

But surprisingly, this cake, that came from a box, was really delicious! The marshmallow is what really made it shine...according to my husband.  It gave it that toasty, smore-like flavor.  I think I concur!

For s's + g's, I made a super easy chocolate glaze to drizzle on top.  It was quite divine if you ask me!

Yes, that's a baby spoon.  They can be so handy for small cooking tasks. And for eating yogurt.

I love having cookies and cake on hand in the house for when I have a gnarly sweet tooth, but don't really want ice cream and don't want to get off the couch.

Try this cake!  Easy and delicious= perfect!

For the cake:

-1 box of your favorite chocolate cake mix.
-Top the batter with five TBSP { generous dollops } of marshmallow fluff
-Follow the box instructions completely.

For the Glaze:

-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 TBSP unsalted butter
-1/4 cup whipping cream or sweet cream coffee creamer { I used coffee creamer }
-3 TBSP hot water
-1/2 cup powdered sugar

- Melt the chocolate and butter in a sauce pan over medium-high heat until combined.   Take off heat and add the cream and water, stir well.  Finally add in the sugar and combine well.  For a nice, smooth texture, use a strainer and place over a bowl to catch the chocolate. Make sure to wipe the bottom of the strainer to get more of the chocolate.  I forgot to do that once.  It sucked.

 Serve warm or at room temperature.

This glaze is SO good!

Chocolate and marshmallow make such a good team!  Enjoy!

This box mix recipe should never get a bad rap.

Feelings on box mixes?

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