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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nutella Frosting....yum!

Continuing on my "cooking" trend with the cooler weather, I whipped up a cake to take to work. Nothing fancy I assure you...

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 can of diet ginger ale
Yep, that's it. I go all Weight Watchers on cake. Partly because i'm lazy (i've mentioned that right?) partly for the calorie savings. It's fast, it's easy, you can lick the beaters without fear of dying because of raw eggs...oh and it results in a yummy, moist cake. What's not to like?

Dump the mix into a bowl, add the ginger ale (or your lemon-lime soda of choice, you won't really taste it anyway) - add it a little at a time as it will foam up. Mix it up! 

Grease your pan(s), pour the batter in, bake according to the box.

While the cake was baking, I whipped up this Nutella Frosting that I found a recipe for on Tartelette

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 oz Nutella

In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Sift the powdered sugar over the bowl and whisk for a few seconds. Add the Nutella and mix until completely incorporated. 

Turns out that the day I took it to work it was "Do Something Nice Day" - it was almost like I planned it. 
 I even used that 500 pound fancy schmancy Kitchenaid Mixer to make the frosting.

Mmmm - yummmmm


Priscilla said...

This looks like a cake I'd like to try. I can't eat sweets or white flour, but I will be baking this for others.
BTW, I LOVE your Pinterest pins. I follow all your boards. What fun!

~Robin~ said...

Thanks Priscilla! It's super easy, really moist and yummy to boot. I'm glad you enjoy my pins! So much good stuff out there!