Chocolate cake in a mug recipes withstanding, when I need to make a cake I have one go-to recipe. It’s called the Busy-Day cake, from my beloved and battered copy of the Better Homes New Cookbook. Why do I love this recipe? Because it is very easy to make, forgiving of less than accurate measurements, uses everyday ingredients that I almost always have on hand and can be adapted to any flavor.
Different flavors I’ve made recently include chocolate, with a bit of added cocoa powder, upside down pineapple cake with brown sugar, banofee-toffee with chocolate chips, bananas and caramel sauce, apple cake with grated apples, and carrot cake with grated carrots. Anything is possible!
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 egg
Mix all ingredients together. Bake in a 350° oven for 25-30 minutes, or until done. And yum.