Friday, April 23, 2010

8 minute cake. amazing.

I gotta give credit to Marisa Nielsen and her family for sharing this incredible idea. And wherever she learned it from, kudos to you..and whoever you learned it from...etc. This is ABSOLUTELY one the best inventions in the history of cake making. Once you try it- you'll never look at a cake mix, tub of frosting, bowl and microwave the same! Here we go!
Cake Mix (any flavor)
Tub of frosting (that compliments your cake)
Lg. microwave safe plastic bowl
Large cookie sheet (with a brim- think sheet cake pan.)
Little brother in picture, optional.
(he was used in the making of this cake, to prove that ANYONE can do this.)

Step 1: make the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. Mix in the plastic bowl.
Step 2: Empty the container of frosting directly into the middle of the cake batter, as shown:
Step 3: Put it in the microwave for 8 minutes.
Step 4: Behold the glory of what comes out of the microwave....Mmmmm! Let it sit for about 2 mins.
Step 4: Place the cookie sheet on top of the bowl and invert.
 (that means flip over)
Step 5: Lift bowl. Careful- steam is HOT.
Step 6: Marvel at the awesomeness, smell the incredible aroma, shove other guests out of the way and move in with intent to eat and destroy- fork in hand.
I hope the 8 minute cake brings as much joy to your family as it has to ours. We pretty much make them every weekend. Yep. Get r done. Our favorite flavor combination is Devils food cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Others have raved about the Lemon cake with Vanilla. It's your cake. Party on.


  1. Yep. there really is something good about today. I just learned one of the best tricks of all time! I can't wait to try it. And in case I forgot to say it, THANKS! And good bye diet! HAHAH

  2. Sean is the greatest model for cake recipes!!

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  4. Haha! He was totally part of the experiment- to prove that ANYONE can do this! He almost passed with flying colors- he splattered an egg all over my entire kitchen!

  5. I am totally diggin this idea! I think we will be trying this very soon!

  6. WOW! I cannot wait to try this!! I found your blog from Poppies at Play & I'm oh so glad that stopped in.

  7. Amy, this is a great idea! I can't wait to try it! If you have anymore fun recipes let me know, cause CorDell like being my food tester!

  8. I posted this recipe up on my blog, (giving the link to your blog), and already I've had three people bake it and they love it! I can't wait till I get a chance to bake it. I'm too excited. My uncle baked it this afternoon, and wants to make it with red icing for Halloween. Awesome blog,girl! Keep it up!

  9. I tweeted this and posted it on Facebook! Dh and I are eating the Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Super Moist & Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting combo! Yummo! Thank you for posting :-D

  10. I just found this via a twitter from Cre8iveCrafter. I can't wait to make this cake! I'd do it tonight, but the little market in my small community is already closed and "town" is 30 minutes away! Sadly, I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow!

  11. Just got my cake out of the microwave ... It's kind of jiggly. Is that okay? Tell ya in a few minutes!

    Thanks again for the recipe!

  12. I'm turning off the computer to go make one of these right now. You are a very bad influence! ;)

  13. I'm back! My cake is done and it is delicious! Thanks so much for posting this!
    In fact, this is so good that I think I may mention you and your fancy cake on my blog :)