Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘Cheater’ May Day Breakfast Cake

It’s home made, because you made it at home. This is another recipe using cake mix as an ingredient, but no one has to know unless you want them to.

  
You Will Need:
Cake:
15 wz ‘pudding in the mix’ fruit flavored boxed cake mix (any brand you have on hand)
Handful of dried cherries, minced
1 TBS poppy seeds
3 wz fresh strawberries, chopped into bite size pieces
2 wz red palm oil (or avocado oil, or coconut oil. or any other local light-flavored oil)
1 TBS unsalted butter (room temp)
6 fz milk
2 fz water
3 whole eggs
Bundt Pan:
Non-stick spray or butter and flour to prep bundt pan
Topping:
1 pint fresh strawberries, chopped into bite size pieces
Powdered sugar to taste
  
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350F or your local equivalent.
Prepare bundt pan either by spraying liberally with non stick spray, or by buttering and flouring thoroughly.
Combine all cake ingredients except strawberries and cherries in medium mixing bowl, stirring until well combined, but not too smooth. Add fruit gently.
Pour batter into bundt pan.
Bake approximately 40 minutes. But begin checking for doneness at the 25 minute mark. Cake mixes do vary greatly.
When done, cool for 10 minutes in pan if spray was used or 5 minutes if butter and flour was used.
Turn out onto plate to finish cooling.
While still slightly warm sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve each slice with a hearty spoonful of berries on top.
VARIATIONS (This basic recipe can easily be modified, depending on what you have on hand):
Use lemon cake mix, swap dried ginger for the cherries, and serve with a dollop of clotted cream.
Top with fresh banana slices, strawberries, and coconut shavings.
Substitute applesauce for the oil. Serve warm with poached apples and sour cream.

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