Here's the deal.
All you need is:
- A box of yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- A stick of butter
- A cup of brown sugar
- Sliced pineapples (I used Dole pineapples slices in juice.)
- Maraschino cherries
Melt the butter in the pan. Make a layer of sugar and create a fun design for the fruit. Pour in your cake batter and TADA!! 26-30 minutes later you have a cake.
Don't forget! Flip over the cake at least 2 minutes after you take it out of the oven and leave the pan over it for a bit. Everything sets and you can serve it.
Like I said, not my favorite thing I've baked...far from it.
Here are a few of my new favorites:
About 2 weeks ago, I decided to go nuts and make chocolate muffins. I was given Sally's Baking Addiction book for my birthday. I love the book and all the recipes. I made Sally's chocolate muffins and holy beans, I never thought I'd like chocolate muffins and I love them! Search her site for the recipe or buy her great book. It's worth it for the pictures.
Now, I needed cookies...I didn't want to bust out my mixture and I wanted something different. I remembered reading about these strawberry cake mix chocolate chip cookies. I googled and found this very simple recipe. It needed more moisture so I added some milk..about say...1/4 of a cup.
I had semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and wanted to party so I added them both to the batter. I again was pulling the lazy card out of my nonexistent pocket. I decided to smear the batter on parchment paper and bake. My stroke of brilliance still brings a smile to my face.
Be careful when baking. Since it's one sort of thin homogeneous blob, it cooks rather quickly. Check frequently!!
Slice it with a pizza cutter and viola! It's fake strawberry and chocolate delightfulness.
Make them soon or now!