World’s Best Cake

You did it! Congratulations! (If I only had a neon sign I could hang in my window.) But trust me, this is the best cake you will ever have. Today I made it to celebrate a birthday, but really any occasion would do. 

Follow this recipe and you can’t go wrong!

  • 1 box of plain white cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with solid vegetable shortening and dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set pans aside.

Place the cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer until the batter looks well blended . Divide the batter between the prepared pans, smoothing it out with a rubber spatula. Place the pans in the oven side by side.

Bake the cakes until they are golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed with your figure, 27 to 29 minutes. Let cool. And while you wait, you can make the frosting.

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter
  • 2/3 unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 ¬†teaspoon salt

Place the butter and cocoa powder in a bowl and blend with an electric mixer until the mixture is soft and well combined. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1/3 milk, vanilla and salt. Beat with the mixer for 2 to 3 minutes until the frosting is fluffy and is lighter in color.

And then frost the cake until your heart’s content. (It really is the best part!)