We all have to work now a days but at the end of a work day you just want to relax, thinking about Baking might probably not pass your mind when you are tired, and come home from a busy day at work. Even stay at home moms have their lazy days. I will list for you Easy Cake Recipes For those Lazy Days, you can make them quickly with easy to follow steps.
BLENDER CHOCOLATE CAKE
If what you are craving is chocolate cake but are to lazy to even think of baking and all the mess you do when baking a cake, well I have found our solution people!! This is a cake that you just put everything in a blender, blend it, pour it and bake it. Yes its easy as 1-2-3.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canola or other mild vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup very hot water or coffee
Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a bundt pan really well with nonstick spray.
Put the sugar, milk, oil, eggs and vanilla into a blender and pulse until well-blended and smooth. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour the hot water or coffee overtop (it will start to bubble as it hits the baking powder and soda) and pulse, scraping down the sides of the blender once or twice, until smooth.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until cracked on top and springy to the touch. Let cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
Busy Day Cake
This is another easy cake recipe, using the blender is what we need to use when we are too lazy for any real baking. On top of being easy to prepare this Busy Day Cake is also diet-friendly:
“The best part of about this cake aside from being minimally labor intensive is the nutrient content. In place of white flour, I used ground almonds, oat flour, and whey protein powder to make it gluten-free and high in protein,”
Healthy Indulgences writes.
Baking can’t get easier than this, the blender is our salvation these days. This easy cake recipe is another easy as 1-2-3. You will be impressed by how easy the cleaning is after you use the blender for baking. With this recipe you wont have to over think things just put everything in but you cant over mix it:
“You don’t want to over-process, as it will cause a tough cake. Just until smooth” says changeabletable.
Ingredients: (Makes a 9” x 13” pan – or two rounds)
1 cup oil
2 cups water
3 Tbs vanilla (that is not a typo – it really is TABLEspoons)
2 Tbs vinegar
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
3 cups flour
In a blender add the oil, water, vanilla, vinegar. Pulse till combined.
Now add the sugar and salt. Pulse till combined.
Finally – add (in this order) the cocoa, baking soda, and finally the flour.
Pulse gently (or “cautiously” – as the jar is very full)
Now press the “sauces, dips, dressings, batters” button (or equivalent on other blenders)
You don’t want to over-process, as it will cause a tough cake. Just until smooth. You may find you need to stop it mid-cycle and scrape down the sides if you notice ingredients not mixing in and sticking to the sides.
Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake layers for about 25 minutes @ 350°, or a full 9” x 13” for about 35 minutes. These times are for MY gas oven – yours will probably be different – so set your timer for 5-10 minutes less and check to see if the cake springs back when touched in the center.
If I’m decorating a layer cake, I line my layer pans with parchment and remove and freeze them the night before.
When frosting, this cake is very prone to leaving crumbs on your knife if you use much pressure. Since it is so moist, I always put on a “crumb coat” (a lighter coating of frosting that traps the crumbs) – then refrigerate it until firm and add the final coat of frosting.