The problem with reading blogs of talented food loving people is they make you HUNGRY...
Reading The McGrath's Kitchen made me crave roasted carrots.
Then I went over to The Shady Baker ... now I realise I need to food shop.
I could keep listing blogs but that is enough. Here is a favourite recipe I use for desserts and birthday cakes.
Cream cake Dessert
1pkt vanilla cake mix
1 instant pudding
½ cup butter
1 cup water
Beat cake mix, pudding mix and butter until crumbly. Add water and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes.
Pour into tray bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes before putting on cake rack.
Filling and icing
1 cup milk
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan combine flour, milk until smooth. Bring to boil and stir for 2minutes. (It will end up very thick). COOL completely
In a bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Then beat in milk mixture until sugar is dissolved.
Mixture will be very similar to whipped cream.
Split cake into layers. Spread filling in middle and ice cake with it. For great effect decorate with strawberries.
Cake is a big mix and I use a roasting dish to cook it in.