You've heard of sheet cakes, right? Well, I grew up hearing about cheat cakes. What is a cheat cake, you ask? It's my mom's specialty!
As a mother of four, who somehow managed to keep the house spotless, she didn't have a lot of time for baking. She'd always have wonderful dinners ready for us, but on special occasions, there was call for dessert. Sometimes, she'd go all out making something on her own. On other occasions, she'd make a "cheat cake".
To make her cheat cake, she'd start off by a trip to the grocery store. She'd go to the bakery department and choose the cake of her choice. Then she would drive home, where she'd carefully move the cake from the plastic container it came in to her own glass cake dome.
We all knew the secret behind her cheat cakes, but we'd always tell her she made a good cake anyway!