I brought this cake into work this morning. It is now 730 am and there are only two pieces left! While some of you may consider it strange for people to eat cake this early, it is pretty normal at ESPN Radio. Considering the place operates 24 hours a day and never closes, sugar is always appropriate for a boost any time of day. This cake is really easy to make and you can use whatever flavor cake and pudding mixes you want. I have done chocolate in the past and today went with yellow cake mix and vanilla puddng. I used fat free greek yogurt. You can use regular greek yogurt or sour cream if you want.
When you frost the cake, use a small amount between layers. I have used too much in the past.. and the top layer has slid off when transporting or even just sitting in the cake carrier. Then i was scrambling to move the top layer back, yet still make the cake appear presentable. Yikes!
Ingredients – 1 yellow cake mix, 3.4 oz vanilla pudding mix, 1 cup plain greek yogurt (2 , 5.3 ounce containers), 4 eggs, 1/2 cup water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two cake pans with pam. Mix well. Batter will be quite thick. I used a 1 cup meaduring cup to divide the batter evenly, alternating between the two cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. (Inserted toothpick will come out with only a few crumbs). Let cool.
Frosting – 12 tbs butter (softened), 5 cups powdered sugar, 1/3 cup cream or milk, 2 tsp vanilla. Cream butter 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and beat another 3 minutes. You can and add another tbs or two more of cream or milk to thin out frosting if you want.
Place one cake top down on platter. Spread a light layer of frosting on what would be the flat bottom of the cake. Place other cake, flat part down, and finish frosting.. this frosting recipe makes a lot, so you will have some left over.. or you can just use it all if you want.