A second no recipe cake. In which I don’t follow the instructions anyway…

So another Pinterest cake. You can’t really call it a recipe when it is only 2 things. The idea and picture on Pinterest is for an apple cinnamon cake. I didn’t have apple pie filling in a tin, so I substituted raspberry. And that is it Angel Food cake mix and a tin of pie filling mixed together. I have heard you can also use crushed pineapple instead of the pie filling.

I was getting worried at this stage, would the batter be dry with lumps of pie filling every so often?

But it did mix in and became a pink batter that filled a 9 x 13 greased pan.

The instructions said to bake for 20 minutes or until the top turned golden. I think mine was in for about 30 minutes at 350 F.

It rose above the pan and was kind of ..wobbly. It smelled very good. I could smell almonds, which is weird.

It was not really pretty and almost as soon as I took the picture it kind of deflated. The flavour is good, very strong raspberry. The texture is …sticky and there are the seeds… The whole thing shrunk away from the edges of the pan and it is a bit heavy. So, not the nicest cake to take to a potluck. But I am thinking if you cut it into chunks and made it into a trifle it would be lovely. Anything is improved by the addition of Birds custard. I should have made some. Also I think the apple version would be better, more of a breakfast cake. Should those words even be together?

Mr Murfin liked it enough to have 2 pieces, but then cake and Mr Murfin are best friends.

I’ll wait for the trifle.

Thrifty Thursday will be back next week. I did get some good finds, but failed to take any pictures.

This weekend the weather is to turn to spring. There is a layer of snow this morning but I heard double digits for Sunday, so I hope to have garden pictures. little green sprouts are everywhere. I saw a robin the other day. The size of a small chicken, must be a hardy one.

Ta ta for now!

8 Comments on “A second no recipe cake. In which I don’t follow the instructions anyway…

  1. I love English custard. Grew up on that in Australia. There used to be a Brit shop in California, in Pacific Palisades, and I could buy it there. Darn. Now I want some.

  2. Ooh I like this, especially in a trifle! The Prince introduced me to the angel food cake mix + can of crushed pineapple recipe a while back. We don’t make it often enough, but it is a favorite. Think I’ll have to make it into a trifle, maybe with mandarin oranges and some banana rum pudding 😉

    • It is a brand of dry powder that makes English style custard. I am not sure if you can get it in the states. I love the stuff. Not so popular with the males in the household.

  3. I tried the Lemon square recipe last week. One can lemon pie filling, one box angel food cake. It said cook 20 min. I should have cooked it longer, but I was in the middle of cooking something else for a memorial dinner and just let the hub get it out of the oven. He said it looked done – should have been my first clue. Anyway, it too rose above the sides of the pan and then slowly deflated as it cooled. It didn’t look anything like the picture. It wasn’t lemon squares, it was lemon goo. I will try it again and see if I cook it longer if it will turn out. I mean, hey, it’s a 2 ingredient recipe!!! I’ll look forward to your thrift finds next week!!

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

    • My Mom is enjoying the 3-2-1 cake with a lemon cake mix. She even made two little cakes and layered them with lemon curd in the middle. Over all it is the better “recipe”.
      This next week is break for us so I hope to get lots done and more posts too!
      I hope you get spring weather too!

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