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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Bakery Quality Chocolate Cake.

There is a VERY distinct difference between a cake made from a box and one purchased at a bakery. You know it and I know it. If given the choice between the two, most of us would choose the bakery cake every time. What if I told you that with a few small tweaks, your cake mix could taste as good or BETTER than a bakery cake? Well, friend, I have the recipe for you! 

This is my go-to recipe for birthdays, church functions, and every time cake is appropriate (and sometimes even when it's not).  I think my favorite part is that the cake mix is added with real, quality ingredients, which makes all the difference in my opinion. I also love the versatility of this recipe. Stick with me through the end of the recipe and I will share a few ways to change it up!

To make this cake you will need:
a box of chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter, room temperature.
1 small box INSTANT chocolate pudding mix

Preheat your oven to 350. Dump the cake mix in my mixer along with the pudding, sour cream, eggs, water, veggie oil, and butter. Pulse it until everything is moist then increase the speed until everything is whipped together--usually about 5 minutes on medium high. Pour batter into a greased and floured baking dished and bake according to cake mix box. Cake is done baking when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Homemade frosting
1 stick butter
1 package powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add milk until frosting reaches the right consistency. 

Have fun with this recipe!
Keep all ingredients the same except the cake mix and pudding!
Red Velvet with Red Velvet pudding mix
Yellow Cake with Vanilla pudding mix
White Cake with White Chocolate pudding mix (with some crushed peppermint sticks! yum!)
Lemon cake with Lemon pudding mix and poppy seeds

Let me know what you come up with!

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