A childhood favourite.  Wagonwheels are the best to enjoy.  Simple and will certainly bring a smile to any childs face.

wagonwheelsThere are two methods to making these treats.  Either from scratch (Option 1) or from a cake mix (Option 2).  Either way, it's dead easy.

Option 1:

Ingredients:

2 cups Frankie's All Purpose Flour Blend
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs (or 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed or 2 tsp. egg replacer)
1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. vanilla.

Directions: Mix all dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until well blended.  Beat on high for 30 seconds.  With an icecream scoop, scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet leaving sufficient space for spreading.  Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until a skewer, when inserted into cake, comes out clean.  You will need two scoops per wagon wheel.  One for the bottom and one for the top. *remainder continued after option2.

Option 2:

Cake mix option.

Purchase a Frankie's chocolate cake mix then add...
2 eggs (or 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed or 2 tsp. egg replacer)
1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. vanilla.

Directions: Mix all dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until well blended.  Beat on high for 30 seconds.  With an icecream scoop, scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet leaving sufficient space for spreading.  Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until a skewer, when inserted into cake, comes out clean.  You will need two scoops per wagon wheel.  One for the bottom and one for the top.

 

Completion part:

In a separate bowl, add:

3 cups of powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 -2 Tbsp. milk (or juice).

Mix well adding milk/juice at the end a few drops at a time until the consistency is spreadable and not too runny. 

When cakes are cool, remove from parchment paper and spread a generous amount of icing on one of the bottom sides of the cake.  Place another cake on top with the two bottoms facing each other.  Enjoy.

*As an added treat, melt some chocolate and dip half into chocolate.