This is made from a Pillsbury cake mix. Two things about a store bought cake mix, 1) you can sift it for a finer cake. The Mix has sat in a box for who knows how long and will clump up 2) you can add some other ingrediants but carefully on the measuring. For instance, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. When you use you taste and have liked a flavor, trying adding some to a cake mix.
The first thing you do is assemble your equipment, preheat your oven or in my case, my toaster oven and ingrediants.
You will need a mixer bowl, mixer, measuring cups, spoon and baking pan.
For the baking pan, I used a Bundt pan. I sprayed it with Crisco (I like Crisco) and than lightly floured it. It seems when you lightly flour a pan after you have sprayed it with or greased the pan, the cake comes out of the pan a whole lot easier and more intact. Just a couple of pinch's of flour dropped in the baking pan, shake it around & tap out any excess in the sink. Don't leave clumps of flour in the pan.
Next, the cake mix called for three things: 1 cup of water, check, 3 eggs, check and 1/3 cup of oil, check. I put all three in the mixer bowl & whisked them together. Than I added the cake mix. I didn't sift it since this was going to be a Bundt cake and I wanted it a bit thicker.
It does look crackly but the flour leaves a tiny crunchy texture to the top of the cake. Let it cool and than frosting mix is next. I picked Dark Chocolate...I was on a Chocolate kick.
This baking adventure came about because of cartooncat's article about:
Does chocolate make you clever?
Well, I think so. How about you? ..:)