Easy Cake for 2 or Just a Few (Using a Cake Mix)

Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

A nice way to use a cake mix without baking the whole cake and worrying about it sitting around with only a few people to eat it. Just knead the cake mix a little before opening to break up any large lumps before measuring. I just refrigerate the other 1/2 of the mix to make at another time. You should be able to make two cakes out of one cake mix. I've included a recipe that I created for Chocolate frosting but It's optional. You can frost it or choose not to. (I wouldn't double it. It's rich and you only need the amount recipe makes)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 23 cups cake mix (from a 18.25oz box of mix)
  • 12 cup water
  • 14 cup oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Frosting

  • 34 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 -5 teaspoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease an 8x8x2-inch square pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and beat for one minute at medium speed with a hand mixer.
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan.
  5. Tap pan on counter once or twice to release any air bubbles.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done (or 375° for 20-25 minutes).
  7. For Frosting: Mix all ingredients in a bowl until blended and it reaches spreading consistency. Spread evenly over cake.

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