Monday, April 6, 2015

Impromptu Birthday Cake

The other night ds and some friends came in from dinner and announced that it was K's birthday. They were heading to the climbing gym and wondered it I could bake a cake for them to have when they go home. No pressure here! Bake a birthday cake from the pantry for the birthday girl I'd never baked for before. She asked for a lemon cake. Did I have fresh lemons? No I did not. So I had to wing it.

I have a yummy recipe for a lovely bundt cake, Treasure Toffee Cake. I had some of the ingredients for that, so I just went with it. The cake was a success and made lovely coffee cake the next morning.

1 yellow cake mix
(7 T. butter, 3 eggs, water)
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/3 cup Heath toffee pieces
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (because I had them)
1/2 cup raw sugar (you could use brown sugar here)

Follow package instructions. Mine called for the items in (). Grease a bundt pan well. Pour 2/3rds of the batter into the pan, and sprinkle on the mixture of sugar and sweets. Top with remaining batter, and bake according to package directions. Invert on cooling rack as soon as you take it out of the oven.

Not a traditional birthday cake, I'll admit, but not too bad for a cake request at 8 pm on a Tuesday night.

Happy eating!

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  1. Sometimes those are the best kind of cakes. The ones you make when you're exhausted, but still filled with a lot of love to give someone something you know they will appreciate. It does look rather good. :)

  2. Not bad; not bad at all! I'll bet it was yummy too!!

  3. Desserts are often impromptu around here as well... but the reason for me is because I get a craving!!!

  4. Sounds like you are the "Kool-aid mom!" We can tell a lot about your family from this post. They knew they could ask Mom, and she would come through. You said yes, no excuses. There were other things you could have done with your time, but you gave it! I am inspired, and I wish I had a piece of that cake!


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