If you're on a diet, you don't want to stick around for this, I promise you. It'll only mess up all your hard work, and I'd feel awful about that.
But then I'd have this cake to console myself with, so I'd get over it quick enough.
If you need to whip something together to take to a party, or if you just want a treat, you might want to give this recipe a try. It's one of my go to recipes, and the best part is that I can make it with stuff that I normally keep in my pantry.
Here's what you need to make the cake: 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 C flour, 1 pkg. yeast (or 2-1/4 tsp.), warm water, 2 eggs, 1 can cherry pie filling, 1/3 C cold butter, 1 C powdered sugar, and 1 T corn syrup.
Now I realize that my pantry might not look like your pantry. Take my Mama Llama for instance. Whenever I go visit her, if I want to make a treat, any treat, I have to go to the store to buy every blinking thing in the recipe. She's so granola crunchy, she doesn't keep any white flour in the house at all, and the small amount of sugar she does have is all melded together into a small sugar brick. Plus everything is organic. Not that that's a bad thing.
I should eat like her. At my Mama Llama's house, if I want a little wheat germ or flax seed snack, I can have a part-aaaaay and invite the whole neighborhood over, but chocolate chip cookies? Forget it.
Hey Mama Llama, this cake's for you. It has no nutritional value whatsoever. Just empty calories. Sweet, sweet, empty calories.
You could probably count the cherry pie filling as a fruit serving though. It was fruit once.
Here's the recipe card. Enjoy!