Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cake Mix Contest!!!!!

Calling all bakers!!!!

I’d like to turn this Surprisingly Simple blog over to all you faithful readers, and open up a little friendly competition. The name of the game is cake mix.  
Cake mixes are for bakers who are accomplished at the art of not wasting their time mixing together ingredients that someone else already mixed for them, all for the price of $0.75!

This being said, I would like to see what you wonderful readers have to offer in terms of recipes that use cake mixes. For example, I’ve seen recipies for truffles, cookies, extra special cakes, and all sorts of other delicious treats. In order to entice you to participate, Surprisingly Simple will be having a contest with real live prizes. Wherever you are in the world, if your recipe wins, you’ll be awarded a $5 gift card to Cold Stone Ice Cream, or Jamba Juice (you choose) as well as your very own post on this blog, which we all know will lead to fame and fortune. This is just the second place prize. You can choose. Recipes will be judged on their simplicity relative to their deliciousness, as well as the overall “wow” factor. The judges will be an anonymous selection of cool people, yet to be determined.

Enter by 10:00am MST, Saturday, October 15, 2011!

email all entries to !

Tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your wife! Tell everyone so that we can share in the joys of not cake cake mixes together. :)


  1. I am tempted to participate but I don't know anything cool to make with cake mix.

  2. Sorry it's taken me so long to follow you, Mary! What a great blog!

    So, I have one doctored cake mix recipe that I've made but I just got it off of a different website. Does that count?

  3. Mary...
    1 cake mix (I prefer Devil's food but you can use lemon, spice, white, white w/ food coloring, etc. etc)
    2 eggs
    1/2 c oil

    Roll in balls and bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. Frost with:

    2-4 T cream cheese
    equal amount of butter (real not that margarine garbage, though I admit it would work)
    powdered sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    sprinkle salt


    Also, I have a jello cake one, but I don't have that memorized so will have to get it to you later.

  4. Any recipe totally counts, even if you didn't make it up. The internet can be used, you just have to have tried the recipe at least once, and loved it. :)