Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Making Betty Crocker Proud

I really love a good recipe, but you know what I love even more? A super simple recipe! Boy oh boy do I have a super simple one to share with y'all today.

Easy-Peasy Orange Dream Cake 
(yes, I did make up that name after drinking a margarita)   

Seriously this is all you use!
Well plus a can a frosting that I forgot to put in the photo

I've seen a few variations of this cake on Pinterest over the years, and finally decided to give it a try the other night (as in last week, when I wasn't sick). I figured even if it turned out awful I hadn't invested that much time/effort into it.

Take one box of yellow cake mix and dump it in a bowl. 

Add one can orange Soda

Mix together

Spray your cake pan with Bakers Joy. This is super important because it will stick if not

Pour the mixture into your pan and bang it on the counter to get out the air bubbles

Bake in the oven per the directions on the cake box. Mine took about 33 minutes

While it's baking, lick the bowl. Okay so this technically isn't part of the recipe but you should still do it. There are no raw eggs so you can do it without feeling guilty.

Notice how mine is sunk in the middle? Yeah, I forgot to bang the air bubbles out before baking. Oh yeah and because soda is a main ingredient there are evidently a ton of air bubbles. 

Take one can of frosting (I used Betty Crocker whipped cream cheese) and frost the cake taking extra care to add more in the places it sunk. 

Slice and enjoy!  

Another great thing about this cake is it can be changed up with a variety of cake mixes and soda flavors. Plus supposedly it works with diet soda if you want to cut the calories, but as is it only has 263 calories per piece (when the cake serves 12) which I find very reasonable!

Do you have any favorite super simple recipes you love?

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