Baking/ Cakes

Chocolate Cake topped with Oreos

Now normally I make a cake from scratch. On some occasions though I do use a packet mix. I have had a packet cake mix in the cupboard just sitting there for awhile now. It was left over from a family gathering we had ages ago. When I bake a cake for family get togethers, I like to make a big cake. I also like to decorate it and I find that the packet cake mixes hold well when I cut shapes out and then slap all that icing on.

So, my master 10 asked if we could use that cake mix. I said sure. I saw a cake on Pinterest a few weeks back that had oreos on top. Yes, I have been waiting that long to make a cake with oreos. Every weekend has passed and the oreo cake has been pushed to the end of the to do list. Well finally there was a window of time where my boy and I could whip together the chocolate cake mix and get those oreos out of their packet!sebcake1sebcake2 sebcake3sebcake4sebcake5The licking of the beaters! That is the best bit of cake making in our house.
sebcake7The cake turned out really well. I baked it in a smaller cake tin so it had a good height. I had to leave the cake in the oven a bit longer but I kept checking on it. The oven temperature was 150°C fan forced so there wasn’t enough heat to burn the top of the cake.sebcake8 sebcake9The perfect companions for a piece of chocolate cake, coffee and cream.
sebcake10We had four slices left for the kids lunchboxes. I like it when a cake doesn’t last long in our house. That’s when I know that everyone has enjoyed it.

What have you been baking lately? Do your kids like helping out in the kitchen?


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    August 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Simone, I just discovered your blog through Taz.
    This chocolate cake looks delicious. Since getting my Kitchen Aid a couple of years back making cakes has become so much easier and fun.
    I’m off to have more of a look through your lovely posts.

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      August 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Zara, thank you for coming over to my place. I love using my Kitchen Aid too. It makes making things so much easier especially mixing bread. I suffer with carpal tunnel and was finding it difficult with kneading the bread mixture by hand. Hubby bought me the mixer for Christmas and I haven’t stopped using it. My hands don’t hurt as much and I can make bread as much as I want! Enjoy your visit xx

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    August 7, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for including those drool-worthy photos Simone. Especially the last two. There goes my diet for the day, I will be thinking of that cake! I know what you mean about packet mixes, but sometimes they are just so much easier. cheers Wendy

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      August 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      My pleasure Wendy! I can send you a piece if you like, he-he! Yes, sometimes it’s nice just to open a packet cake mix, chuck in an egg, oil, water and mix. It’s nice to have a packet or two sitting in the cupboard x

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