Monday, July 5, 2010

Ditzy Blonde Cake

No, I didn't make up the offense to those brilliant blonde readers out there :)  Feel free to make this as a chocolate cake and fill in the blank as a __________ Brunette Cake!
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!  What were some of the yummy things you ate?
Well, let me tell you about our yummies.  Murphy's Law was in full swing here!  Our menu was BBQ Country Ribs, PW Potato Bundles, Corn on the Cob, and Orange Nirvana in a Bowl.  First thing we did yesterday morning was take out the ribs and soak them in water in the sink....we had totally forgot about them the night before.  We buy most of our meat from Costco and break down the large packs, put them in family sized portions in a food saver bag, seal and freeze them.  So we got those in the water, then we had to take a trip to Super Target to get another bag of potatoes....13 year old boy using the new bag I just bought as some kind of grenade thing (don't ask) was the reason for that last minute outing.  Anyway, so we get home and enjoy our day.  Kiddo B and I assemble the potato packets while the boys light the grill.  As soon as the potato packets are in the oven, I cut open the bags of ribs to get them plated and WHOA!  The smell of those ribs was wayyyy wrong...I am talking fun-key!  I don't know what happened, but I wasn't about to take a gamble and endure PukeFest 2010.  So, hubs and I went to the store....again.  They were wiped out....looked like a swarm of locusts had hit....well, if locust were carnivores.  But, the grill was hot at home with the potato bundles in the oven, so we quickly picked up some burgers and brats.  When we got home, the potato bundles were done, so we put those in the microwave to stay warm while hubs put the meat on the grill.  He then came in to shuck the corn.  OH LORD!!!  I will say for the record that I normally don't buy the corn.  The hubby does.  So, when I bought corn, I checked 3 out of the 10 ears, figuring that they should all be the same right?!?!  Oh no!!!  The rest were infested with bugs and underdeveloped.  AGHHH!!!!  In the trash those went too.  So, I quickly threw together some BBQ beans.  While it was all still tasty, it wasn't the BBQ ribs and corn we had on the edge of our tongue all day.
Anyway, onto the cake!  This is a tasty, gooey little number that was decadent and fun at the same time.  Go get your ditz on and enjoy a slice!

  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 stick Melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons White Corn Syrup
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray with flour.
Mix cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 stick melted butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract on low until dry ingredients are incorporated. Then increase the speed to medium and mix for a minute or two more. The batter will get thick and lighter in color.
Pour batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Take cake out of oven and cover with mini marshmallows. You might not need the entire bag, but make sure you cover the cake completely.Put cake back in oven for 3 minutes. Take out when the marshmallows are melted and just the faintest bit brown on top. If you overly toast them, they will be tough.
To make the butterscotch sauce: combine 2 cups packed brown sugar, 1 cup evaporated milk, 3 TBS white corn syrup, and 5 TBS butter in a microwave safe dish. Stir. Then microwave for 1 minute at full power. Stir. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Add in 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
Pour butterscotch over top of cake allowing it to completely cover the top. There will be some sauce left over. Serve cake with the additional butterscotch.

Recipe Source:  Tasty Kitchen member redheadkate
This recipe is linked up at:
Mommy's Kitchen Sunday Potluck

1 comment:

  1. I love blondies! I bet this is just as good.