Sunday, May 22, 2011

Late Easter Treat Recipe!

 It seems whenever Easter comes around there is always leftover candy hanging about that no one likes and  most of time people are on candy withdraw after.

Well if your someone that did have leftover candy during that time.You might want to try this recipe on for size for next years leftover Easter candy especially for chocolate items.
For me I really wanted to make a tube cake since I have never really made one and I also wanted to incorporate leftover candy. So what I did was I easily adapted a coffee cake recipe with ingredients I had in the kitchen. I made myself a streusal topping without brown sugar and had sliced apples as my choice of fruit topping. Along with that I added a special surprise layer inside of chopped mini eggs and eggies which gave a melty texture to the middle of the cake.Plus I even added a little rum flavoring to replace vanilla. The apples paired well with the moist and flavorful cake and the chocolate gave a ting of dark chocolate sweetness. Not to strong and not to weak just a good balance.I love using leftovers in baking because it make sure nothing goes to waste and you can create something new with a previous food. Its really one of the creative part in cooking and baking. Reusing ingredients and making something taste good.
This was a really simple coffee cake recipe and I'll be sure to use it again. You might see it again but as a totally different cake since it seem to be easily adaptable to anyone favorites.

Sorry .I didn't get this recipe up right after Easter. But its at-least here for next year!

Also in other news. I found out that Canada post may be going on strike starting Wednesday. So I might not receive my silpat baking mat anytime soon :(.Unless it gets here by Tuesday :), wishful thinking :P. Oh well, it will get it when it gets here. I'm just glad I didn't win a food item instead. If this strike does happen the food be probably bad or whatever by the time I receive it lol. Hoping everyone receives there giveaways before!

Mini Egg Streusel Coffee Cake ( Adapted from Cherry-Streusel Coffee Cake)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 cup strawberry yogurt
1 cup chopped mini eggs or eggies
1 cup Streusel

1. Oven to 350F
2. Grease tube pan,9inchs
3. Mix first four ingredients in medium bowl and set aside
4.Cream fat, sugar, eggs and rum extract together in a large bowl till light and fluffy. Low-med speed.
5.Add flour mix in three parts ,alternating with the strawberry yogurt (beginning and ending with flour) Till combined
6.Spoon half of cake mix into the grease tube pan. 
7. Chop mini eggs or eggies until you have about 1 cup. Sprinkle evenly on the batter.
8.Top with the rest of the batter and make sure it fully covers the mini eggs. Smooth with a spatula
9.Sprinkle with strudel topping evenly ( May have extra leftover)
10.Bake cake for 40 -45+ minutes until springy and toothpick test comes out clean.
11.Remove cake and place on a cookie rack. Be sure to place a cookie sheet under rack to prevent a crumb mess.
12.Cake cool for 15 minutes.Turn cake pan upside down on rack. Release pan and turn the cake to the strudel side.Let it fully cool.Serve

Strudel Recipes ( Adapted from Strudel Recipe)

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp coarse salt
3/4 cup hard margarine

Combine dry ingredients into medium sized bowl. Mix. Cut in margarine until clumps form. Sprinkle over cake.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that cake looks amazingly delicious. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.


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