Friday, September 21, 2007

Jimmie Cake (sometimes called Jimmy Cake)


Today was the 4th Friday of Seminary ... it was time to introduce the Jimmie Cake. That and why they are never allowed to call jimmies 'sprinkles.' We definitely reached an understanding. They loved this cake, just like everyone does.

I've been making this cake for almost 25 years now and I'm embarrassed when people ask me for the recipe because a monkey could make it. You get your best Jimmie Cake when the outside has a sugary crunch to it. And today it did.

1 yellow cake mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup water
1/3 cup jimmies (approximate)

Topping:

1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 T. jimmies

Pour batter into greased tube or bundt pan and sprinkle topping over top before baking at 350 until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean and the cake starts to move away from the sides of the pan. Make sure to let this cake cool for at least 30 minutes before inverting onto a plate . . . you will have a melted chocolate mess if you take it out of the pan too early.