Monday, February 4, 2008
Do You Believe in Magic?
I wish I could say that I made this luscious, chocolatey cake from scratch but that would be a lie. Yes folks, it's a boxed cake mix and canned frosting. Sorry, but I couldn't let you go on imagining me slaving away with my apron on, in flour up to my elbows. That just wasn't the case here. Now I rarely make any baked good out of a box anymore since I discovered how easy baking can be and how much more rewarding the results are when you know you made something from scratch. I do however make an exception for this cake. What makes this cake different? Well it's a magic cake! AND, it's baked in the microwave for 12 min. Doesn't get much easier. I was first introduced to this cake a few weeks ago when I had a Pampered Chef party at my house. I had been told about this magic cake, but wasn't too sure about how it would come out. But boy was I impressed! My guests and my husband were impressed too. In fact, my husband who knows nothing about baking, unless you count break and bake cookies stated, "I think I can make that cake," after seeing how simple it was to make. And not only is the cake simple and impressive, it actually tastes really good. Not like "good to be made from a boxed mix" but really, really good! And what makes it magic you may be wondering. Well read the recipe and find out!
1 boxed cake mix (any kind you like-I used devil's food)
1 can frosting (not whipped-I used milk chocolate)
Pampered Chef stoneware fluted pan
Mix the cake mix as directed on the box using a whisk. Grease the fluted pan with vegetable oil. Pour the batter into the pan, making sure it's even. Scoop the frosting on top of the batter. Put the pan in the microwave and cook for 12-13 min. Remove from the microwave and let set for 20-25 min. Turn the cake out onto a platter and watch the frosting ooze over the cake.
*It is best to use a microwave that has a turn table so the cake cooks evenly. If your microwave does not have a turn table, stop the microwave every 3 minutes and turn the pan a quarter turn to be sure the cake does cook evenly.
*The frosting cooks down through the cake batter and when you turn the cake over onto a platter, it frosts itself!
Source: Pampered Chef