Money Saving Meals
Some of you may know this already, but I have another blog. It’s a food/recipe blog, but due to my laziness and a lack of online traffic the site rarely gets updated. However…I think the idea behind the blog was genius. Cooking for a family of 5 for under $10.00. So, I’m adding a new posting topic to my blog called Money Saving Meals where I’ll share recipes (some from the other blog, some new posts) with you guys. Hope you enjoy!!
Pound Cake Made Easy – Chocolate, Lemon, or Classic
1 Yellow, Chocolate, or Lemon Cake mix
1 pkg instant vanilla, chocolate, or lemon instant pudding mix (whichever goes with the cake mix flavor you choose)
1 cup milk
1 stick butter softened
4 eggs at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your bundt pan. Dump all your ingredients in a bowl, mix on low-speed for 2 minutes, scrape bowl, mix at medium-speed for 2 minutes. (You have to mix for this long, on these speeds, or the cakes seem to fall…atleast for me) Pour your batter into the greased pan and bake for 50 -55 minutes.
If the top of your cake looks too brown spray a sheet of aluminum foil with non-stick spray and lay loosely over the top for the last 15 -20 minutes of baking.
Variation ~ Uses a chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and once you grease your pan coat it with cocoa powder instead of flour….and of course top with a chocolate glaze…because you can never have too much chocolate!!
Another Quick Tip – If you don’t have milk use 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 cup of yogurt, or 1 cup of your favorite coffee creamer (I use vanilla)
Cake mix- $1.50
4 eggs- Under $1.00
Stick of butter – Under $1.00
Cup of Milk – Under $1.00
Total Cost for Pound Cake – About $6.00
~~I’m convinced pound cake is not only a dessert but a breakfast food too…Hey, it’s gotta be better for you than doughnuts :0)