Viral sensation Chewbacca mom, Candace Payne, became an internet celebrity overnight last month when her hilarious self-made video of her infectious laughter from purchasing a Chewbacca mask became Facebook’s most-watched live-stream ever. Her video has been viewed over 155 million times and has been shared over 3 million times. Her message is loud and clear: “It’s the simple joys in life…” She says while continuously cracking herself up.
Baking cakes has always been one of my simple joys in my life; the simpler the cake, the greater the joy. Most of the cakes I bake are made from scratch. However, there is one cake I love to make that uses a store-bought cake mix as its base. Doctoring cake mixes isn’t a new idea. When done correctly the end result can be just as good as baking a cake from scratch.
Today I’m sharing with you my recipe for a Lemon Bundt Cake that is perfect in every way. Sifting white cake mix with additional flour and a small box of instant vanilla helps this cake achieve the perfect crumb. Mixing in plain yogurt along with a little lemon extract and fresh lemon juice adds just enough citrus flavor and tang to mask the typical cake mix taste which many people find unpleasant. The lemon-infused glaze brightens the lemon flavor up a few notches.
This cake is a simple joy we can all use a little more of. Enjoy!