Can’t have a tea party without tea cakes so here are mine! I wanted a cake recipe that was a little denser so I googled and found this one on the eHOw website which worked out well and tasted great. I had a couple of pans that made small cakes and I wanted to make sure that they held their shape and didn’t crumble apart when I tried to take them out of the pan and also that could stand up to the frosting. Sometimes cupcakes/small cakes right from the box are a little too crumbly.
box cake mix
1/2 cup whole milk or water
1/3 cup oil
small box instant pudding mix, in a flavor that compliments your cake mix
1 Preheat oven to 350. Grease cake pan.
2 Combine cake mix and pudding mix in mixer bowl. Add milk, oil and eggs and beat per cake box directions. Blend until mixture is smooth and has no lumps. The batter will be thicker than most box cake mixes at this point.
3 Pour batter into prepared pan and spread/smooth with spatula.
4 Bake according to package directions.
I used some of the my favorite buttercream icing to frost these guys. I added some food color and then melted it in the microwave so that I could drizzle it over the cakes.
Here are a couple of picture from the tea party of the treat tray
and the party table