Before I begin, I would like to apologize for the photos...apparently I have forgotten how to use my camera & just go straight for the BlackBerry.
I am lazy.
Do you have a go-to recipe? One that is always a crowd pleaser, and (even better!!) easy to make? This is my go-to. I am sharing it with you now because is it just too darn easy and too darn yummy NOT to share! I originally came across this gem when browsing through a Kraft Food & Family magazine, but have changed it only slightly to make it more yummy, and less calories. So what they call "Gram's Best Brown Sugar Cake" I call "Chrissi's Best Brown Sugar Cake"! Haha :) OK, so I don't call it that, but I should.
Here is what you need:
1 - box yellow cake mix (moist deluxe is my choice)
1 - 3.5 oz package french vanilla instant pudding
1 - 6 oz cup of non-fat plain greek yogurt
4 - large eggs
1/2 C - oil (I use veggie, but use whatever you prefer)
2/3 C - water
1 C - packed brown sugar
1 C- chopped pecans
step 1 - Preheat oven to 350, spray your bundt pan with cooking spray and then sprinkle with a generous coating of sugar (yummm!)
step 2 - Blend the first 6 ingredients together for two min or so, until smooth
step 3 - Add the nuts and sugar, mix on low until well-blended
step 4 - Pour this delicious mixture into your pan and place in the oven to bake for an hour (I like to say an hour-ish because ovens vary), or until a toothpick (or like object) comes out clean
Some additional tips:
*You can also drizzle caramel topping over the cake before serving which creates a nice glaze
*Serve with vanilla bean icecream or freshly made whipped cream
*This pairs oh-so nicely with a cup of coffee :)
PS, special thanks to my sister Elizabeth who showed me how to add pics via FLICKR. Thanks Ster....now go vote for her on Top Mom Blogs (she is at #3 now) :)