My daughter brought an Amelia Bedelia book home from her school library which contained a cute little story about Amelia Bedelia winning a cake contest. In the back of the book was the following recipe, and in an uncharacteristic fit of maternal niceness, I agreed to to help the girls try out the recipe that afternoon. Now I normally just bake cakes according to the directions on the back of the Betty Crocker box, but that Amelia Bedelia is really on to something! This cake was SOOOOO delicious! We ate the whole cake without even frosting it. The ingredients are a little different (no eggs?) and it requires sifting (sifting = effort for slackers) but it's kinda fun to make because you make it right in the baking dish and mix it with a fork. The kids can help and it is just.so.good.
Move over Betty, there's a new cake in town!