Friday, March 11, 2011

Great cake mix cake

Sour Cream Devil's Food Cake Mix with Fudge Frostingby: The Food Nanny, as shown on Good Things Utah
  • 1 (18-ounce) package Devil’s Food cake mix (I used triple chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Fudge Frosting (recipe follows)
1. Preheat the oven to the temperature stated on the cake mix package.
Grease and lightly flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
2. Prepare the cake according to package directions and add the sour
cream to the batter. Pour the batter into the pan and bake according to
package directions.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting and keep warm.
4. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. While the cake
is still warm, poke a few holes in the top with a fork. Pour the warm frosting
over the cake. Serve immediately or allow the cake to cool.
Variation: Substitute a yellow cake mix for the devil's food, as these sisters are
enjoying, opposite.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar,
milk, and cocoa. Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the
heat and allow to cool slightly.
2. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon for a
few minutes, let the mixture rest a couple of minutes, and beat again for
a couple of minutes until the mixture is thickened but still pourable.
3. Add chopped walnuts, if desired, or sprinkle the nuts over the frosted cake.

I really liked turning a (kind of) boring cake mix into something a lot more tasty, thanks to the fun fudge frosting.  Quick, easy, and delicious!

1 comment:

LC said...

I'm all for spiffing up a cake mix. This looks so chocolaty yummy