If you are like me, a passion of mine is baking. Now, I can make a mean chocolate chip cookie when I focus and fail to rush the process, taking time to chill the dough and soften the butter organically [not via Chef Mic(rowave)]. If I don’t take the proper steps, I end up with flat-as-pancake cookies burnt on the edges and stuck to the pan.
I am also a wanna-be extreme couponer. So, I purchase cake mixes at Schnucks when they have the 10/10 sale with the 11th being FREE. I like FREE. Thus, I have a fairly decent stockpile of cake mixes in my pantry.
So, when I came across The Cake Mix Bible, I knew I needed to add this to my cookbook collection.
Last night I attempted the Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cake with much success. I substituted mini Oreos for whole chocolate sandwich cookies cut into quarters because that is what I had on hand. Also, I did reduce the baking time by about 10 minutes because I like my cakes nice and moist. Yet, my final product nearly mirrors the picture in the book if wearing in-need-of-cleaning glasses as I was last night. The recipe was easy, the batter was yummy, and the family chowed the cake in one sitting.
Besides the ease of the recipes, I like the beautiful pictures throughout so that I can keep an end goal in “sight.”
My next attempt will be the Easy Lemon Cookies (hello? who doesn’t like easy?) so that I can gift them to my BFF.