3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup boiling water
1 cup chocolate cake mix
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 F.
Mix together the confectioners' sugar and water. Stir cake mix and egg whites until blended. Deflate the batter, using a rubber spatula, so that it is no longer lopsided. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 22 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
Cut squares using a butter knife or round cookie cutting bit. Place a square on a serving platter and decorate with confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
I made this and added an extra egg, and guess what I found?! That is not a typo, that is a good egg, I made sure of it. The cake is there, but I have not baked it yet. It took me an extra hour. I will report back with more details.
This is a wonderful, simple recipe. I put it together while on a whim, and it turned out absolutely perfectly. I didn't have to bake quite as long, and it produced fruits several days ahead of time (thanks in no small part to the cherries, which made the fruits considerably shorter- hence the less potato-y flavor). Of course, with only four servings, there's a lot of cherries to count (yay!), so I used a couple of teaspoons of sugar and a couple of tablespoons of powdered milk. This was a little labor-intensive (and somewhat fiddly- but worth it), and it allowed me to focus on the fruit and the potatoes at the same time. Who knew cherries could be this easy?