It was Friday night. We were planning a night in with a Redbox double- feature and I was in the mood to bake. And I don’t think anyone is going to argue that a yummy dessert is an excellent addition to a movie night. Plus, there’s something nice about the house smelling delicious when your husband comes home from work. (Bonus points, when you’re in the mood to bake and there’s a reason to celebrate like your husband’s excellent grades from his first quarter in seminary – why yes dear, celebrating your good grades exactly why the house smells like cake…hehe)…
However in terms of dessert I didn’t have much to work with. No chocolate chips. We had exactly 2 eggs. Less than a stick of butter. I don’t know about you, but in my opinion some of the best desserts start with butter and chocolate!
And then somewhere in the depths of the internet (I don’t remember where) I stumbled upon this fabulous cake that I most definitely will be making again!
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Can of Crushed Pineapple
1 tsp Vanilla
1 pkg of Cream Cheese
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter (softened/melted)
It’s super easy. Dump all of the cake ingredients into a bowl and mix. Pour into a 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting because for this cake you’re supposed to frost it straight out of the oven. For the frosting, again, dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer. (I used a little less of each of the frosting ingredients because we had limited butter and an already opened package of cream cheese). Remove cake from oven and frost.
Delicious! And it tastes even better the next day cold from the fridge!