Doctoring up a cake mix
I know, I know, i should make it from scratch, but i don't have the time or the energy (or the ingredients)
So I have in my pantry some cake mixes
1 devil's food cake mix
1 swiss chocolate mix
1 french vanilla mix
1 plain white cake mix
I also have some cherry liqueur, several boxes of unsweetened chocolate, Vanilla wafers, ladyfingers, oreo crumbs, chocolate hazelnut spread, a little bit of rum..a few other things i'm sure
Do you have pudding or cream cheese?
If so, I would crunch up the oreo crumbs in the pudding and make that the filling for the cake (I am a french vanilla fan), and make a cream cheese frosting (possibly swirled with some melted chocolate).
A real sugar bomb, but yum! What's the cake for?
Devils food mix
1 cup Sour cream
3 oz box choc pudding
12 oz choc chips
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup veg oil
Combine all ingredients with an electric mixer for 4 minutes. Put in a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degress for an hour. Cool for an hour before inverting on a cake plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
To Die for!!!!!
Do you have any ice cream? My sister once made a wonderful bundt cake from just cake mix, eggs, and a pint of ice cream. She used yellow cake and coffee ice cream, but I'll bet any flavor combination would work.
The cream cheese/sour cream frosting isn't required, but sure is good!
OH! I made cupcakes for a friend's birthday nearly two years ago with doctored Devil's Food Cake Mix. I always use buttermilk instead of the recommended water when making a cake mix cake, it gives an extra moistness and tang that tastes homemade. Sometimes I need a little more than the volume of water called for because buttermilk is rich and gloppy.
After I made the cake batter for these I half-filled paper-lined muffin trays. I had a bag of mixed frozen berries in the freezer and defrosted them, and put a teaspoon in each cupcake, and then more batter on top to cover. I had to bake quite a bit longer than usual because of the wet fruit.
I always insist that if I take shortcuts and make a cake mix cake, I have to make icing from scratch, so I set out to make a simple chocolate buttercream enhanced with some booze. But then I realized I had all this fruity juicy syrup from the melted berries, and I decided to throw that in the icing. Oh my gosh, so delicious, and a very unusual flavor.
The whole thing was kind of a disaster, but an excellent and tasty one. It would have been much better if I hadn't started making the cupcakes two hours before I had to be at a party that was 45 minutes away (hahaha). And they would have been much better if it hadn't been a meltingly hot (butter cream?) summer day. But they tasted great and people are still emailing me for the "recipe" and this is more than a year later.