I LOVE to cook. I like mixing things together and making them taste amazing. Trying different combinations until it is just what I know my family will like. I don’t bake often. It is not something I enjoy. You have to be so exact in your measurements and there is not quite so much room for experimentation as there is in cooking.
I have looked at this recipe at least one hundred times on Pinterest. Many blogs have the same recipe posted and finally I thought why not give it a try. I am craving sweets and I really don’t feel like making a cake from scratch today.
Meh. Really. All the recipes I saw said it was the best thing – ever. Easy? Yes. Tasty? It was okay.
The cake was lighter and you can see the air pockets in the cake pictured above. But, it lacked that richness I was really looking for. We actually ended up throwing away about 1/4 of the cake and that almost NEVER happens in our house.
Would I make it again? Maybe, but to me it seemed a waste of really good ingredients to make an okay cake. Next time I will make one from scratch.
Here is the recipe I used in case you want to try it for yourself:
- 1 Boxed Cake mix, any flavor
- 3 eggs
- Melted butter, double the amount of oil called for in the recipe and substitute the melted butter for it
- whole or 2% milk substituted for the water on the box recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 or temperature cited on cake mix box. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan with butter and flour.
- Melt the butter in a large bowl.
- Add cake mix, eggs and milk to the bowl and beat until smooth.
- Pour cake mix into prepared pan. Bake as directed on box.
- Allow to cool completely before frosting.