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! The licking of the beaters! That is the best bit of cake making in our house.
The 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. The perfect companions for a piece of chocolate cake, coffee and cream.
We 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?