Thursday, April 12, 2012

~ Outside Inside Cake ~

I found this pound cake recipe online, however, I've seen it in blogland too. I tried it first using the German Chocolate Cake Mix and the Coconut Frosting Mix.  Sorry I forgot to make photos of those!

I was telling my granddaughter about it and she was questioning about the frosting being on the "inside" of the cake. ;-)  That's when I started calling it the "Outside Inside Cake".  I did change the recipe a bit ~  I use:

4 eggs
1 c. melted butter (not margarine)
1 c. liquid ~ for the chocolate I used 1/2 c. coffee & 1/2 c. water

Once all that is thoroughly mixed with your electric mixer...scraping the bowl, etc., then add the container of frosting and gently mix it in.  Pour all into a well greased bundt pan and bake @ 350 for 50-60 min, depending on your oven.  Caution: Make sure your bundt pan is large enough to use all the mixture.  I found out the hard way that one of my pans does not!  IF I use that pan again, I will bake part of the batter in a smaller pan or baking dish.

Here's another I tried for the grands for their Spring Break:

I used the same 4 eggs, 1 c./1 stick melted butter and added 1 c. buttermilk.  You can choose to use the liquid you want ~ I just think adding some coffee to chocolate or milk/buttermilk is tastier and adds to the moisture quotient too.

The original recipe did not call for any type of frosting but I did add a drizzle of melted chocolate on the German Chocolate Cake and a bit of vanilla/cream cheese frosting on the other.

I plan to try the Lemon Cake Mix, Lemon Frosting next and add lemon juice and blueberries. :-)  Tons of combinations you could try and it's soooo easy & extremely moist. Your efforts will truly be appreciated!

I'm joining:


  1. Isn't it funny that bundt cakes are making an appearance again? I remember when they were THE dessert everyone served and then they kind of fell out of favor. Now they are back and better than ever! Thanks...xo Diana

    ps. Pat-if you want a giggle today and to lose your appetite so you don't eat too much cake pop by my blog;>)

  2. Oh my my, that looks divine!

  3. WOW, The chocolate one looks so good. That is a really BIG cake! The grands one is too sweet! Love them and you are so right. I sounds like the combos would be endless!

  4. The cakes look fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing I need a cup of coffee!

  5. I. Want. A. Piece. NOW!!!

  6. Oh Lordy, that looks good! As you can see today, and all about cake!

  7. I pinned this Pat...the chicks will love it!

  8. Love German chocolate cake! The cakes look scrumptious.


  9. Yum.....good looking cakes.

    I usually always buy the funfetti specials but skipped this one...darn!

  10. What an interesting title and oh this cake sounds so good. Thanks for sharing...I'm trying it soon!

  11. Hi Pat,
    I would really love to have a slice of that cake, it looks fabulous and a lot of "fun". Button down the hatch this week end looks like we are in for some more bad weather. It is always good to see you here! Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Hi Pat,

    Oh my yum! I'm licking my lips just think about how delicious they must be.


  13. Yum yum! I've read about that inside out cake and wondered how it would taste. Thanks for sharing!

  14. That looks delicious! I agree about the coffee!
    i hope you will join Let's Dish sometime. A table, or favorite dish collection, anything table related, Pat!
    No contest, this week is just a challenge to do a table with an Earth Day theme.

  15. Okay, I'll let you know when I stop drooling......


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