September 29, 2023

I am so proud of myself. I am a terrible cook and even worse at baking but I actually whipped up something on my own (sort of) and my family loved it! 

Nearly 30 years ago a friend of mine had made this really delicious cake for her daughter's birthday. The frosting was so yummy. I liked it so much I asked her to make it for me again when I had a staff meeting to go to. Of course it was a hit. Everyone wanted to know what the delicious frosting was made of. When I asked my friend what the secret recipe was she laughed and said "it's just cool whip and pudding." I couldn't believe it. 

I was thinking about that cake the other day, trying to remember how she made it, and decided to give it a try. I knew she used a box cake mix but wasn't sure which kind. She also used some type of lemon filling but I wasn't sure if it was lemon curd or lemon pie filling so I just got lemon curd. Her cake was two layers and she spread the lemon filling in between the layers. So I bought a lemon cake mix but instead of making two layers I just made one layer and used an injection tool to inject the lemon curd throughout the cake. I found the closest cool whip frosting recipe I could on All Recipes and used that to cover the cake and then topped with lemon zest. The family is obsessed. Gobbled up the entire thing and now want me to make it again. I wish I could eat it!!!!!