I know this post is a little off subject for me here but yesterday was Valentine’s Day and it was Chocolate Cake.
We never have dessert but I had seen a recipe on pinterest that I really wanted an excuse to make and Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect excuse. I had pinned the recipe a few weeks ago and quickly looked at the picture yesterday to determine the ingredients I needed (very thorough, I know). Guess what? I got at least 2 of the 3 ingredients wrong but decided I’d go with it anyway. If you’ve been reading the blog long you’ll know I’m a rule breaker anyway so you had to know I can’t follow a recipe either.
I’m no Martha Stewart and I managed to get this cake together (and completely impress my kids) in under 45 minutes (the last 3 minutes I made hubby stand outside the door so he could be equally impressed with the finished product).
Boxed chocolate cake mix, cool whip and Oreos. I baked the cake, let them cool and then started decorating. Bottom layer, cool whip, broken Oreos, top layer, cool whip & more broken Oreos. So Simple!
I spent $6.47 on the stuff to make the cake (I still have leftover cool whip & Oreos too). The stuff I needed for the cake ended up being cheaper than the frozen pie I considered buying for dessert so I did save money (and I am right back on the normal subject of the blog).