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Super Easy, Super Moist Cake

Who doesn’t love cake?  Dark, rich chocolate; light, fluffy vanilla; sweet, fruity strawberry.  You really can’t go wrong no matter which direction you choose to take it.  However, any good cake can really be ruined if it’s dried out.  I think anyone can agree.  A dry cake is gross!  It doesn’t matter how pretty it looks on the outside.

While I love a homemade cake, I realized that a boxed cake mix was going to be more practical considering all that I had to do for Abby’s party.  However, I really wanted to make sure it didn’t TASTE like boxed cake mix.  In order to prevent this from happening, I took the suggestion of my cake master friend and used sour cream.

I made the cupcakes and mini cake on Thursday night and the party was Saturday.  Luckily they were still moist and delicious!  Here’s what I used.

  • One box  vanilla mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix on low for 1 minute, then turn the mixer up to medium for 3 extra minutes.  Bake as normal, whether it’s cupcakes or a cake

For the chocolate:

  • One box double chocolate mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs

Mix on low for 1 minute, then turn up to medium and mix for 3 minutes.  Bake as normal.

The icing that I used was the Wilton White Buttercream Icing Mix.  And yes, I mixed it with real butter and real cream.  Hell, if you’re going to have cake, you’d better have it the right way, I’d say.  It was the perfect topping for these delicious cupcakes.

I used the same cake and buttercream icing for Abby’s personal cake.

And of course, like I mentioned in the previous post, I made a marshmallow fondant using the directions in this youtube video.  In my experience it was the most simple method.  I’ve done it with my actual hands covered in Crisco before and it was HORRIBLE to try and work.  If you’re going to make marshmallow fondant I recommend this method.

So if you’re low on time, don’t fret, you can still take some shortcuts without having to sacrifice flavor or texture.  Trust me, these cupcakes…divine.


Blessed with GraceBeauty and Bedlam

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Hi, I’m Autumn. Welcome to my blog! I created this website because I have always loved to make things whether it was through crafting, photographing, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, writing. You name it, I’ve tried it! The problem is, I never stick to one thing. I’m constantly jumping from one hobby to another and back again. There are just so many I enjoy that I can’t help but diversify my interests. I hope that by sharing my creativity with you you’ll be inspired to try something new. Maybe you'll find so many things you are interested in that you also become a fickle hobbyist!
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