By Kevin Williams
This is a fun "cheat cake" that came to me from an Amish woman in Ohio. "Cheat cakes" rely on boxed cake mix as a base and are jazzed up with some other ingredients. This is an amazing-sounding cake that reader Barbara tested for us. And here is what she had to say about it:
It was a simple and very, very good cake recipe. I used a Devil's Food cake mix, that was a toss up versus using a French Vanilla mix, so pleased that I used the Devil's Cake. I was very doubtful about the oven temp at 375, and no timing, however, it worked perfectly baking it for 30 minutes. The cake is very light, moist, and has that little hint of cinnamon, plus the sweet crunchy of the butter, brown sugar, graham cracker filling and topping. After cutting for Mr to try first, I realized I forgot to make a glaze. Mr said he did not feel it needs one (that from Mr Sweet Tooth!!!). Will keep this one in my recipe folder!
So, the takeaway from this: amazing cake with or without the glaze. Sounds like a winner!
Here is the recipe:
- 1 (18.25 ounce) box cake mix (any kind)
- 1 package graham crackers
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- Mix cake by following instructions on box.
- Crush Graham crackers. Add brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
- Pour half of the cake batter into the pan, then half of the Graham cracker crumbs.
- Pour remaining batter in, then follow with remaining crumbs.
- Bake at 375 degrees F until done.
- Mix confectioners' sugar and water and drizzle over top of the cake when done baking.