Here I am again . . . kind of at a loss . . . because we don't actually eat cake very often. So when I discovered that you could make an amazing cake using cake mixes, I thought that would be a great short cut that just might work for our family. For this week's theme at the Home Matters Linky Party #246 we're rounding up recipes for cakes and desserts, and I think I found some that I might actually make for my family. #cake #cakes #desserts #HomeMattersParty
I've actually baked the old fashioned Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake from scratch for more years than I care to admit - we used to have it for every birthday when my big kids were younger. But then, they grew up and went on their way to college and now they have families of their own.
If you've ever made the really old fashioned Red Velvet Cake, you know that it is quite a bit of work. The frosting is cooked and it is a two step process. The cake batter is also rather "fussy," but once you get the hang of it, the cake is really great.
Because it is made with cocoa, it ends up being chocolate but not a super sweet chocolate, which made it good for those in my family who don't really care for the extra gooey chocolate desserts. But these days, I just don't have the time to invest in baking a cake that takes a whole day to make. These cake mix cakes are great! So, here's to having your cake and eating it, too . . . and doing all the other stuff in life that makes you happy!
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