I am going to let you in on a little secret. Growing up, I was not a cake person. I think the last time I had a birthday cake was when I was five. It was The Little Mermaid, my mom decorated it and it was awesome. Ever since then, I would have root beer floats or ice cream pie (ice cream in an oreo pie crust). No more cake, I don’t know why. My mom make good cakes, she used to say “oh Jen doesn’t like things that are too sweet.” Probably true because I don’t eat pie either, still to this day.
But, I love a good cupcake now that I’m grown. I don’t eat them all the time but when I get a craving, I turn to a recipe book I got in high school at one of those book fairs. You know the ones. It’s called “Clueless in the Kitchen” and is aimed at teaching teenagers how to cook real food so when they move out, they won’t live off ramen.
And the yellow cake recipe is the best. Seriously. There is no reason to ever buy boxed cake. Following a recipe is easier and tastier. And this one only needs 1 bowl. Like the title says, it’s idiot proof. My mom taught me how to cook around age 9 and once a week, I made dessert for the family. Never cake, too intimidating but if I had an easy recipe like this, who knows? Maybe we would have had more cake growing up.