It was just - there - when I was shopping at the grocery one day.
I turned a corner and the end cap was full of boxes of it, just staring me right in the face.
I mean - Krispy Kreme donuts are probably my favorite, even though I don't really eat donuts all that often. But. A cake that supposedly tastes like an original Krispy Kreme donut, the closest food to heaven in the South?
SIGN. ME. UP.
I bought the box, brought it home, and the kids were super jazzed to make it. So we popped open the box and mixed it all up.
First thoughts? Well, the batter tasted very, very sweet - but it did have the flavor of a Krispy Kreme donut, at least somewhat.
(Side note - did you know you can buy Krispy Kreme donuts on Ebay? Donuts shipped to you would, I think, not be such a great idea. I might be wrong.)
It didn't look like the mix made much batter, but I went ahead and poured it into the prepared cake pan, where it came up a disappointing third of the way. I'm used to cake batter that fills the pan and you've got extra to make cupcakes and eat and whatnot - oh, hush, you know you eat batter too, raw eggs be damned. I thought maybe the batter would rise substantially, and waited not so patiently for the cake to finish.
When the timer beeped, the cake was probably 2/3 of the way up the pan - so, an improvement, but not huge. I turned the cake out onto the plate and coated it with the glaze and
We had ourselves a cake. A small cake, but it was truly a cake.
Did it taste like Krispy Kreme donuts? That's a mixed verdict. One kid said yes, one kid said no. I tried it, and thought it was - meh. Overly sweet for sure, which is much what I say about donuts - but it did have a bit of that elusive KK donut flavor.
I really much prefer my pound cake recipe, which I can share at a later date, but if you aren't a baker and you are looking for something sweet
This could work.
I'd give it a 2.5 out of 5 stars, although the kids went as high as 3 stars.