Happy Friday everyone, today I’m sharing my third episode of “Have Your Cake and Eat it Too” on my Instagram stories at @HauteOffTheRack. “Have Your Cake and Eat It Too” is a new spinoff series from my silly “Haute Out The Oven” show. In this new show, my mom and I attempt to bake a cake together while also working out at the same time as our cake bakes in the oven so we can still have our cake and eat it too.
I’m about 4.5 months postpartum now and since my mom is a certified personal trainer on the side, we thought this would be a fun way to work towards getting back in shape and have you follow along with the journey. I hope you enjoy the series and attempt to make some of these recipes yourself. I also hope it inspires you to stay active and healthy especially if you recently had a baby and you’re now ready to get back to making your healthy a priority again as I know it can take a backseat when you’re more focused on taking care of your new baby. Last episode we made the delicious and refreshing Lemon Blueberry Cake and this time we’re making a Funfetti birthday cake in honor of my 30th birthday on Monday.
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We attempted to recreate the Funfetti cake from Lola that we had at my family party and the first time we failed terribly. I actually shared all of the outtakes on my IG stories. This time we finally got it right! Be sure to watch the IG stories for the workout routines that you can do while your cake bakes in the oven!
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Funfetti Cake Recipe:
We used 2 boxes so be sure to double the recipe
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Eggs: use ¼ cup of greek yogurt
Oil: use ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1. Set oven to 350 coat bottom of pan with no-stick cooking spray or shortening and a flour dusting
2. Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in your bowl with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into pan(s)
3. Bake at 350 & follow the bake times below. When toothpick is inserted in the center & comes out clean, the cake is done. Cool 10-15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool cake completely before frosting!
Pan size: 13×9 → bake time 34-38 minutes
Pan size: two 8-inch rounds → bake time 34-38 minutes
Pan size: two 9-inch rounds → bake time 29-33 minutes
Icing Recipe (double the recipe for extra frosting):
1 cup Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
5 to 6 tablespoons milk or heavy whipping cream
1 pack of cream cheese
STEP 1 | BEAT shortening, vanilla and in large bowl with mixer on high speed until fluffy.
STEP 2 | ADD powdered sugar. Beat on low speed, gradually adding milk, until evenly blended.
STEP 3 | ADD cream cheese and beat on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
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This is the Lola Funfetti Cake from my 30th birthday family party that we were trying to recreate. My actual birthday isn’t until Monday, September 14.