Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wacky Cakeness

My family celebrated Easter last week. I'm thinking perhaps we were so excited for another holiday, we couldn't wait one more week to celebrate. I always make some yummy goodness to bring along. I decide to pull out an old family recipe, brought over on the Mayflower in 1621.

It was a bumpy ride. The recipe almost went overboard a few times. Phew! Close call!
The name of the cake is Wacky Cake. It is such a yummy, chocolaty recipe and super easy to make. One bowl, dump everything in and mix! I decided to make Wacky cupcakes.
There are no eggs in this recipe. After mixing everything in my super cute, boysenberry colored KitchenAid  mixer, I could lick the beater, and the spatula and the bowl! Well, the bowl got stuck on my face, so I wouldn't recommend licking the bowl!

After mixing everything I poured the batter into my favorite "vintage" Tupperware mixing bowl. This bowl is my go to bowl for making pancakes. This bowl is as old as my youngest child, and he is 22! I guess it is almost close to being vintage. It's seen a lot of pancake breakfasts through the years. This is the best, mess free way to get the batter into the cupcake tins. Believe me, I NEED mess free. . .keep reading, you'll see.

While the cupcakes are baking, I made icing. Up first, sifting the powdered sugar. I own two sifters, but decided using a strainer would do the trick. . . and it did! Easy cleanup too. Poured in some vanilla and milk, now it was time to mix it all together. My mixer has a lock button on the right and an on button on the left. Not thinking, I pushed the on button all the way up, thinking I was locking it.

 Made a bit of a mess!

Good thing Sammy the Wonderdog was nearby to clean up the floor.

The cupcakes came out without any mishaps. HOORAY!

Tinted the icing. . . check out the dingy purple one! Ewwww!

Stuck in a few Easter themed picks, and called it done!


I boxed up a few extras for take home as well.

Go here to find a recipe that is very similar to my Wacky Cake recipe, and super good too!

Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

Joan said...

We're having our dinner tomorrow. Could you send the leftovers down please?

Jane said...

Denise, I love the decorated cupcakes. Too cute! And the recipe looks easy. I may have to try this. Hugs, Jane