A few weeks ago, I hosted a book club for the discussion of Major Pettigrew Last Stand by Helen Simonson. It only seemed proper that we had tea and cake, and so we did. And yes, that is a British Flag on the cake.
[So funny story.: the frosting has cool whip in it, so it needed to stay in the fridge until ready to eat....basically it stayed in there all night because I sort of forgot about it. Oops! I think my hubby was pretty happy, because it was a really good cake.]
Actually, it's probably the first cake that I've ever been proud of (and yes it was still from a box). No seriously, I don't bake. Cookies are the only sweet thing I claim to be comfortable with, but baking anything else is NOT my forte. Thus was I shocked how it turned out (actually, that it even turned out), and I actually ate more then one piece.
The secret: yogurt!!
I've heard sour cream was good in cakes, so I thought that yogurt might be good too (yep, I'm a risk taker, probably why I shouldn't bake). Anyway, I found a recipe online and decided to go it.
Unfortunately, I can't find that exact recipe since that I made it, but it's pretty simple.
Without further ado....
Yogurt Box Cake:
1 Box cake (any flavor, I used a lemon cake)
1 small container of yogurt
3/4 cups water
normal oil amounts per box instructions
2-3 eggs (as box instructs)
mix altogether and cook according to instruction.
*Yogurt will make cake super moist but a little dense like pound cake.
Now the frosting was from a random old recipe book I was just happening to look through. SO GOOD!
Frozen Juice Deliciousness Frosting
1 6 oz can of sweet and condensed milk
1/2 of concentrated juice of choice (I did orange juice because that's what I had on had, but recipe calls for frozen lemonade)
1 8oz container of frozen whipped cream (I'm sure you can use fresh whipped cream)
- mix milk and orange juice well, then fold in whipped cream.
- Put on cake and chill.
Seriously, I usually stay away from cakes and deserts, because they always go wrong (even if I follow recipe to the tee), but this cake and frosting was the best thing in the world!
So good and easy, I just had to share it.