Don’t beat me too badly for being late to post, I won’t go into details but let’s say I really love my new non flooding faucet and now working garbage disposal that doesn’t flood the kitchen either. Y’all probably remember my earlier attempt to bake with marshmallows, it was in the try with the Easter Candy. Y’all can take a minute to stop laughing so hard.

What’s a girl to do to try to save face and not be known as the group screw up? Something easy and sensible? A tried and true recipe? What about finding something she’s never heard of and trying it at the last minute while changing it around to make something it was never meant to make? That sounds fun!

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Enough gratuitous action pics of my new KA. What’s she’s making is one of the best recipes in the world, the original Betty Crocker Yellow Cake named very prettily “Bonnie Butter Cake”. The experimental recipe that I tried calls for a yellow cake mix, but I’m too snobby for that so I made Bonnie Butter Cake! Too bad the recipe said to mix other things with the dry cake mix. At this point I decided who really needs a recipe any way, surely the general idea will work!

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Yum, cherries. The recipe said to use sour cherries in a light sauce and drain that. That’s why it made sense for me to use Comstock cherry pie cherries and strain out the thick sauce! You’re following the logic here right? It’s what was at the store! Don’t judge me. The cherries went into the paper cupcake liners (the paper will add it’s own amusement in a few) and over them a sauce of cherry Jello, Coca Cola, and the thick sugary syrup from the cherries. The original recipe didn’t even begin to tell me how much the cupcakes should be filled, because it was meant to be a sheet cake and it’s likely the person who wrote it didn’t think anybody would have this little common sense. Halfway up the cupcake cup looked good, and a lot of mini marshmallows were sprinkled on top. The rest of the cup was filled with cake batter.

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They’re cute!

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The problem is they’re really messy too. The bottom is so tasty, it’s gooey and tastes like a Cherry Coke with cherries soaked in it. The yellow cake batter is so good! Trying to eat one I… *sigh* Ate some paper liner. It wasn’t my fault, it stuck to the Jello and got mushy and ended up being nibbled! Laurie was very helpful, by laughing her butt off.

Tried them another way, put cake batter in the cup and then the Jello sauce and marshmallows and then cake batter. The marshmallows rose to the top this time, giving the top of the cupcake a marshmallow glaze. Either way is beyond good, and very messy. They ain’t pretty, but they’re worth playing around with to try to make something more presentable.

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Bonnie Butter Cake

2/3 cup margarine or butter, softened

1 3/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour**

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour rectangular pan,13x9x2, or 2 round pans, 9×1 1/2 inches. Mix margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 5 minutes. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk on low speed. Pour into pan(s).

Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, rectangular 45 to 50 minutes, layers 30 to 35 minutes. Cool layers 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

** If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.

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