Friday, June 4, 2010

Chocolate Cake Mix Experiment

I had a couple of the Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake mixes in my cupboard and I wanted chocolate last night like crazy. But as any of my reader's know by now, I really have trouble following a recipe. It's not that I can't, but I don't want to be limited by the directions on the box.

But since it was a success I thought I'd share.

In the freezer I had a couple of cups of cherry puree. This is a mix of fresh spinach leaves and frozen cherries pureed together. I don't remember the ratio, but maybe I'm guessing roughly half and half. (This would be no fun if I remembered everything, now would it?) So I made up a new recipe.

1/2 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup cherry puree
1/2 stick of butter (softened)

Combine all ingredients. Once combined mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Bake according to directions on the box. Check your cake a little sooner than the directions say to. Mine was done in 30 minutes in a 9 x 9 pan.

I was hoping the cake would taste like a cherry chocolate cake, but it really didn't. It was moist and chocolately and yummy though! And the best part was that I cut out 1/2 of the butter and 1 egg that the recipe called for. And I replaced it with fruits and veggies! Much healthier and I thought it tasted better than the way it is supposed to be prepared.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, awesome, as much as I don't follow recipes either, I never thought of messing with prepackaged stuff. I am sooooo gonna try this and start messin with them now lol Thanks Michelle


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