Finding little ways to celebrate things these days can go a long ways. Sometimes it’s a sweet card in the mail. Sometimes it’s a ‘Happy Monday’ text. Sometimes it’s a chocolate cake.
As we approach the first day of school, I’ve been looking for a fun treat to celebrate. Especially since I will be a first time school mom, and I’m going to need something to sop up my mixed emotion tears. (On a side note, I really wish we weren’t starting our school journey during Covid. Why not throw in some anxiety tears with the sad and proud ones?) I made the perfect dessert for this occasion though! Why is it perfect? 1) I used many shortcuts. 2) It’s a chocolate sundae in cake form. 3) Since it was mainly just my husband and I eating it, I ate cake for 4 days straight.
I know that the school year is not going to look “normal” for anyone, and it’s always nice to have something in your back pocket to brighten the not-so-cheerful days ahead. This cake is a super simple way to do that. My three year old even helped me make it which was a nice break from our normal smashing dump trucks into walls activities (albeit a little messier). Make a cake from a box mix – just do it. Don’t worry about that fancy homemade recipe you’ve been meaning to try. Then layer on all the greatest sundae toppings: butterscotch syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, peanuts, and sprinkles. Done and done.
Hey! I would love to see how your creations turn out! Please tag me on instagram @midwest.mash or on my Facebook page Midwest Mash. 💕