Yes, we can go ahead and step up a notch the good old cake box to bring it to another flavor level. In the process, we can kill two birds with a stone by pleasing everyone. If kids don’t like cinnamon, I bet you they love chocolate chips. Reese’s piece’s peanut butter chips, OMG who doesn’t like that?
We can have all these flavors in one cake. Also, you can leave a portion of the dessert without these “enhancements”. The result? You will end up with three different flavors in a one-time baking. Sweet!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: about 35 minutes
Approximate Cost: $7.73 or .48 cents a piece
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the Swirl ($1.95)
½ cup Walnuts, almonds and pecans, chopped ($1.50)
1 tbsp. Cinnamon (.15)
½ cup granulated brown sugar (.15)
2 tbsps. cornstarch (.15)
Directions to make the Swirl Mix
Chopped the almonds, walnuts and pecans.
Add the granulated brown sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon, mix well. Set aside.
Ingredients for the cake ($5.78)
1 box of classic yellow cake ($2.00)
3 eggs (.48)
1 cup Buttermilk (.35)
½ cup vegetable oil (.45)
½ cup chocolate chips (.50)
½ cup Reese’s pieces (.50)
Assorted berries ($1.50))
Directions for the cake
Follow the directions given in the cake box, however, substitute with my ingredients.
Prepare a rectangular mold, 13” x 9” with cooking oil spray. Sprinkle some of the swirl.
Pour half of the cake batter in and sprinkle with half the cinnamon swirl mix.
To create the swirl in the cake, use a wooded spoon inserted in the cake batter, move the spoon in zig-zag motion from one side of the mold to the opposite side only one time.
Pour the rest of the batter over and sprinkle more of the cinnamon mix on top.
Add the Reese’s peanut butter chips in one side of the cake and the chocolate chips in the opposite side, leaving a clear space for those who would prefer the cake without the chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until is done, depending on your oven.
For serving ideas, see my slide show.
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