Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Cake

Larry and I went to an extreme couponer's yard sale yesterday and let me tell you, she had some stuff!  I told her it looked like Mama June's stash!  She laughed, obviously proud.  She said she'd call me about a class she teaches about how to do it.  She told me she gets a STACK of Atlanta papers every Sunday with STACKS of coupons and she goes from store to store buying stuff.  I don't think so.  Ain't nobody got time for that!  I don't even like going to Kroger AND Target.  One-stop shopping.  That's what I like.

I admit I was a leeeetle overwhelmed so we just grabbed some necessities, like toilet paper and shampoo, that we were going to have to get anyway and Larry grabbed a 50 cent box of white cake mix.  

He wanted something pineapple-y and tart so this is what I did.  I threw together that box of white cake mix, substituting the egg whites, oil and water for whole eggs, butter and milk (I'm telling y'all, that makes a huge difference!  IF I HAVE to use a boxed mix, that's what I do!  And for this one, I used half whole milk and half buttermilk.)

After I threw that cake in the oven, I whipped up a pineapple-y tart icing.  Cool Whip, a block of cream cheese, a can of crushed pineapple (drained), a can of lemon pie filling, the juice of two lemons, a cup of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a half cup of chopped walnuts and mixed all that up with my new-to-me yard sale mixer and I frosted that cake and this is how it turned out.

It is so good!  And lemony!  
And not bad at all for a 50 cent box of white cake mix.


  1. That place looks Amazing and Larry's.50 cake mix turned into a delicious,new tasting cake. Yummy looking.

  2. My goodness! You sure can doctor up a cake!