Easy Cake for 2 or Just a Few (Using a Cake Mix)

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“A nice way to use a cake mix without baking the whole cake and worrying about it sitting around with only a few people to eat it. Just knead the cake mix a little before opening to break up any large lumps before measuring. I just refrigerate the other 1/2 of the mix to make at another time. You should be able to make two cakes out of one cake mix. I've included a recipe that I created for Chocolate frosting but It's optional. You can frost it or choose not to. (I wouldn't double it. It's rich and you only need the amount recipe makes)”
1 8x8 pan

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 23 cups cake mix (from a 18.25oz box of mix)
  • 12 cup water
  • 14 cup oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Frosting
  • 34 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 -5 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease an 8x8x2-inch square pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and beat for one minute at medium speed with a hand mixer.
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan.
  5. Tap pan on counter once or twice to release any air bubbles.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done (or 375° for 20-25 minutes).
  7. For Frosting: Mix all ingredients in a bowl until blended and it reaches spreading consistency. Spread evenly over cake.

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