We all want to be very special, especially around the holidays, right? I can’t bake worth…oops, this is about food. I can cook up a storm, but bake? I’m missing the genes. So was my mom, and my grandmother could burn air.
Ah, but my MIL Philomena, she keeps it real in the oven. I usually get her to make this cake every time I have a fall event, but it’s time that I graduate beyond the stovetop.
Forthwith, the easiest cake recipe that will make you very, very special. I guarantee it’s spectacular. Prep time, about 5 minutes.
Use: 3 large eggs, one large can of pumpkin pie mix with spices (or doctor up your own spiceless can with your own mixture), 1.25 cups sugar, 1 can evaporated milk.
Beat the hell out of it, and pour it into an ungreased 13″ x 9″ pan.
Pour onto this liquid mixture one box of dry (unprepared, untouched, right out of the box) yellow cake mix. To be clear, the dry goes on top of the wet. Cut 1.5 sticks of margarine and dot top of cake mix with the slices. Sprinkle with one cup of chopped nuts of your choice (or more, or leave them out).
Bake 350 degrees until done, usually 1-1.5 hours. Toothpick test, yada yada.