Friday, May 31, 2013

Why Hello There!

What on earth happened to me?

As I was telling some of my friends, I lost my mojo.  It just disappeared!  I lost my mojo for cooking, for gardening, for.....everything!

Good news is I found it.  I cleaned out my closet this weekend and suddenly my blog mojo was back!

(Lucky for Worker Bee and Baby Bee, my cooking mojo came back a couple of days ago.)

So what will my 


I really love to eat baked goods.  I can't say I love to bake them though, as much as I love to eat them.  But when I find a quick recipe that I don't have to be super precise with I'm all over it like salt on a potato.  (Ummm...yeah....I just made up that simile.)

So here goes....
(it's like riding a bicycle right? posting I mean.)

I adapted this slightly from the Cake Mix Doctor.

1 box of yellow cake mix
1 box of instant vanilla pudding
1 8 oz carton vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 large eggs

1 1/2 cups mixed berries (I used blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries)

1.  Preheat oven to 350º.  Butter and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
2.  Reserve 2 Tbl of the cake mix and set aside.
3.  Place all the ingredients (except the berries) in a large mixing bowl.  Mix on low speed for 1 minute and then medium speed for 2 minutes. (this batter will be thick)

4.  Toss the berries with the reserved cake mix.

5.  Pour the batter in the prepared tube pan.  Gently fold in the berries.

6.  Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until the cake is golden brown.  The cake should pull away from the sides of the pan.

6.  Let it cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack.  Invert it onto a rack and let it cool another 30 minutes or so.

7.  Place cooled cake on plate and sprinkle sifted powdered sugar over the top of it.


Still a busy time here at Sweet Bee Cottage so I won't be buzzing around too much but I just couldn't let another day go by without saying hello!

And thank you for hanging in with me during my blog break! 
I hope to be buzzin' along with you quite a bit this summer!


  1. That cake looks yummy! I have never tried any recipes from the cake mix doc, but I may have to give this one a try. Glad to hear you got your mojo back. When you are finished cleaning out closets please come help me clean mine!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

    1. No I am going to wrestle for first place and have her do my garage :) I need my mojo back to do that

  2. So glad to hear that you got your mojo back! I have been wondering where you've been. I've always been amazed at all you could accomplish and teach school, too. Everybody needs a break now and then! I know you must be looking forward to summer break!

  3. Welcome back, I hope your feeling better. I know I go in slumps like that . It is not my normal character. I am 63 yrs. old maybe there I times God just wants me to rest. " Be still and know I AM God ".
    I make a recipe like that but it calls for cream Sherry and it is so good. Thank you

  4. Welcome back!!! Such a sweet treat!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

  5. Mojo can be an elusive thing and we can't control it ....ever. It comes and goes and we just have to roll with that. Baking was a good place to come back and while this cake looks yummy....I MUST try the Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread. That left me breathless! (And I've never had it at Starbucks either)

  6. I just told my husband the same thing, he asked why I haven't been getting packages or mailing any out this year, I told him I haven't been blogging much and have only done 2 swaps this year, I just lost my mojo for it, he laughed and told me to go find
    I'm trying to :)


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