From The Archive: 2015

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Frosting My Way To Festivity



Because beautiful cakes needn’t take all day! (Sssh)…

Let’s be honest, around the festive period- not everyone has time (or energy) to whip up (pardon the pun) a three tier cake over a day ready for Christmas parties or dinners, but hey- we all still want to impress, right? After being approached by the wonderful culinary company Betty Crocker as part of their #ICAKEYOU campaign, I thought it would be a nice way to add a spin on my #bakewithliv series, for those that perhaps aren’t as fluent with a cookbook, and perhaps simply don’t have the time. With Betty, it’s easy to create a pretty special celebration cake, without parting with more than an hour to whizz it up- but you don’t need to tell anyone that, I promise! This Christmas red velvet bake took me approximately 60 minutes (and even less to share out and devour)!

You will need:
– 2 x Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix
– 2 x Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Style Frosting

– Rosemary and cranberries for decoration
– A sprinkling of icing sugar
– Zero patience ; )

Let’s go!


1. I can’t dress up this recipe and begin to pretend it took any more than ten minutes to prepare, so I won’t! Reading the back of the box, I threw in the required 6 eggs, 210ml vegetable oil and 400ml water to the added two cake mixes, gave it a good mix and separated it into 4 greased cake tins- viola!

2. With your prepared mix, bake the cakes for about 23 minutes until cooked through (naturally), before taking out and leaving to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, ice using two Cream Cheese Style Frosting tubs- before finishing with a rosemary garland, some cranberries and a little icing sugar! You know what they say, less is more!



Post in collaboration for Betty Crocker, but love of baking, lack of time and adoration for delicious cakes all my own!


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