Normally, I eschew cake mixes.
But they’re so…
Since I can’t just leave well enough alone, I have to fiddle with them. Especially since I made wine cake, a glorious boozy buttery yellow cake that’s a regular tasty treat common at bake sales up here. And many thanks to the internet, I was able to tweak the yellow cake mix that sat in my pantry.
(99 cents, yo.)
I made this cake for my brother’s birthday.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup buttermilk
Mix all the ingredients with beaters until mixed.
Bake at 380° for 25 minutes or until golden brown at the top.
Chocolate Ganache-y Frosting
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
Chop the chocolate into teeny tiny pieces. Put in a medium bowl.
Heat the cream over medium-high heat or until just simmering.
Pour cream over chocolate.
Stir until completely incorporated.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
When cake and ganache are cool, frost. Voila!