I love this Simple Cake Recipe:
These are the simple things which have value to us, real value. Something that helps you remember, that helps you reach back and touch another part of your life so vividly that you can then pass it on just as plainly to your children as if they were living it themselves. Moments are the best of these things. They may not amount for much from a monetary standpoint, but they are worth more than anything else you could own. That’s the way I feel about this cake recipe.
It brings back memories of time gone by. Sunday mornings sitting with my Granddaddy and watching him as he tried to teach me how to wiggles my ears! We would be laughing and eating this simple little cake mama made. Life truly did seem much simpler then.
Speaking of simple things, let’s jump into making this simple cake which can be served plain, with a glaze, or as the perfect base for strawberries and whipped cream?
- Cooking oil
- Small box vanilla instant pudding
- Yellow cake mix
How to Make a Simple Cake Step by Step
Toss all ingredients in a bowl.
Whistle or dance a bit because this recipe isn’t complicated so you can occupy your mind with more lighthearted pursuits.
Mix it all up for about two or three minutes, until well blended.
Now you can grease and flour your pan but I prefer to just spray the living mess out of it with cooking spray.
I’m a role model for laziness, I know, but doing it my way gives you at least another forty five seconds with your family :). See? I’m actually just promoting family togetherness!
Pour all of that in your bundt pan and bake it at 350 for about an hour. Check it at about 45 minutes.
Fortunately for me, I have little oven guards.
Let it sit in your pan for ten minutes before turning it out.
How Long Should I Let A Cake Cool?
Ten minutes is the magic number in cakes.
You should always let them cool for that amount of time and they turn out so much nicer!
At this point you can eat the cake plain, apply a glaze, or serve it this way.
I love strawberry shortcake and a slice of this is the perfect foundation!
To learn how to make homemade whipped cream, see this post!
Can this cake be made in a 9x 13 pan?
You can make this cake in any size pan you like. I just chose a pound cake pan because I hadn’t made one in a while. But do whatever cranks your tractor.
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 box 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup oil
- Mix all together until well blended with electric mixer. Pour batter into greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 for fifty minutes to an hour. Let sit in pan ten minutes before turning out.
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Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
— Charles Mingus
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