I had to make some baked goodies for the girls’ school festival this weekend, and true to my “lazy” ways, I decided I wanted to mix up a cake and use my mini bundt pans. I mean, why make TWO cakes when you can make SIX, right?!
If you know me, you know I’m not much for pre-made mixes. I like to whip up a cake from scratch – really, though, what I like is that I can use ingredients I already have to make a delectable treat! Not to mention that we live so far from town that buying cake mixes has to be a planned activity … and I’m just not so good at planning anything these days!
So, I went on a hunt in my cookbooks for something simple yet fulfilling. Boy-oh-boy, I think I hit on a gold mine!
Here’s the recipe I used – SIX ingredients:
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. cocoa
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
Sift those ingredients together. Then add:
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. mayonnaise
Stir until well blended and smoothe. Bake at 375 for about 20 min. in the bundt pans, 25 min. in 9 x 13 pan or 35-45 min. in loaf pan.
Once done, popped out of the bundt pan and cooled, I sprinkled them with powdered sugar and wrapped in colorful plastic wrap!