My husband and son planned a father/son camp out for this past weekend, and I’m telling you, I couldn’t have been more excited. I was seriously counting down the days.
To some husbands this might be signs of an affair, but my husband knows that the last thing I need is another person all up in my space. I’m all, “stay gone as long as you need, okay?” and he’s like, “you’re already planning what to clean, aren’t you??”.
I don’t know why, but I get super excited to do weird cleaning when my husband is gone. I’ll do the linen closet at like midnight. In my normal life I’m in bed at 10:30 but in my husband is gone life, I don’t live by any rules. I organize my spice rack before breakfast, Gilmore Girls plays in a constant loop in the background, and I only eat foods laden with grease than I most certainly did NOT prepare myself.
It’s like I turn into a combination of a teenager and an extremely organized woman who has her crap entirely together all at the same time.
My husband is always reminding me that he doesn’t have to be gone for me to do this type of weirdo cleaning/organizing, but for some reason I feel like he does. It’s like I convince myself that my family is holding me back from basically being Martha Stewart, and this excuse allows me to be a normal semi-lazy person 9/10ths of the year. Then the boys get home from camping to a house with a clean OVEN (A CLEAN OVEN, PEOPLE), deodorized and vacuumed carpet, organized spices and neatly folded rows of towels and I’m like DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING, I HAD IT ALL JUST RIGHT.
Good grief. It’s like they think they live here.
Let’s talk about this Jelly Doughnut Bundt Cake because good night, it’s a giant JELLY DOUGHNUT!! (donut? doughnut? I don’t know)
I love jelly doughnuts so so much. My boys do not like them, which is another weird thing about them, besides the fact that they sleep outside voluntarily without even being paid money or free candy bars. But that’s fine, more for me.
Also, Lucy likes jelly doughnuts, so you can see who the genius is around here.
This cake is honestly pretty amazeface. And it’s adorable too, so there you go. Do it!!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- Small box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup seedless raspberry jelly (or cherry -- any flavor will work)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 6 Tablespoons warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray bundt pan with vegetable oil spray, then lightly coat with flour. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, combine cake ingredients. Beat on low speed until just combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, then beat for 3 minutes, until thick and smooth. Pour batter in to bundt pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, until cake is set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cake cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then carefully turn onto a wire rack to continue cooling.
- Once cake is completely cool, split in half horizontally with a serrated knife. Use a spoon to make a well in the center of the bottom half of the cake, about an inch wide and half an inch deep. The well should go in a circle in the middle of bottom half. (this is to hold the jelly)
- Fill the well with jelly so that it is level with the cake. Top with top half of cake.
- Mix glaze ingredients with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over cake, spreading to cover. Top with sprinkles.
If you are a jelly doughnut lover (not literally a lover, just that you feel fondly for them — I feel that I need to clarify, otherwise there will be emails) you might also love these Jelly Doughnut Muffins.
Enjoy and have a great day!