One time I heard a comedian joke that at the rate our lives are speeding up, everything will be ultra fast in the future. Like, it will only take 3 seconds to eat breakfast. 2 seconds to walk the dog. But the DMV is still going to take a whole freaking 9 seconds.
It’s true. No matter how prepared you are, no matter how prim and organized your paperclipped bundle of paperwork is, you are still forgetting something and in the wrong line and wasting their time. After dealing with several grumpy employees, I was lucky enough to be helped by Ray for the final part of my transaction. He had a rainbow Hawaii license plate pinned up at his desk and a demeanor to match. He called me “Miss Karen.” Polynesians always make me feel better. Thanks Ray.
A better title for this recipe might be “The Pinkest Cake You Have Ever Seen.” I swear these photos are not lying. This cake is unbelievably bright. It’s so fun! I love it. The batter seriously looks like bubblegum.
I’ve made this cake 3 times in the last month. That’s a lot of freaking cake. I’ve gotten compliments on it from people that I don’t even know. (I gave some to a friend who gave some to a friend). If you love blackberries, or cake, or frosting, or even just the color pink, I think this is the cake for you. And the best part? It literally takes 5 minutes to throw it together. Unless you are not a very confident egg cracker like me, in which case it might take you 6 minutes. Seriously it is so easy. Just dump and stir, pour and bake. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool so that you can frost it. Be strong! You can do it!
Source: slightly adapted from my mom, who got it from Food.com