There are days when my cooking (and definitely my baking) must be lazy....no time...minimal ingredients on hand....better TV to watch....whatever the excuse....
On those days the cake comes from a box mix and it gets baked in a 9x13. There is nothing wrong with baking a cake in a 9x13. For most of my childhood I assumed this is how all cakes are baked. Yes, I was sheltered. But Martha Stewart was still married and far too busy to be making housewives feel inferior.
But lazy baking doesn't have to be blah. Here's today's lazy cake:
Baked in a 9x13 dish, the frosting reflects the cake and it's quite fun (in spite of being lazy).
1 - Duncan Hines marble cake mix - mixed and baked as directed
1/2 - Betty Crocker Dark Fudge frosting (yes - just half)
microwave the 1/2 frosting for about 20 seconds
1/2 - Betty Crocker Vanilla frosting (yup - half again)
add to the previously microwaved - pop in again for about 15 seconds
Drizzle over top starting in middle - just let it move around on the cake. Reserve a few tablespoons to cover empty corners (like the one in the lower left of the picture).
It will eventually harden a bit...the pretty look of a marble glaze - the taste (and ease) of plain ol' frosting.
Lazy Cake today....I don't think anyone here will be complaining.