Monday, August 31

Good Eating Monday: Quick Peach Snack Cake!

I didn't realize Pillsbury was making such fancy frosting flavors until I ran across a can of this at the Air Force Commissary:

Creamy Supreme Tropical Mango!
But what to do with it? I had some plain yellow cake mix on hand, but I didn't want it to be just yellow cake. I felt the cake flavor ought to compliment the Mango frosting.
If you've never tried Mangos, they have a slightly peach-like flavor. So I decided I could add some canned peach juice and peaches to the cake mix, so the two would go together! 
And so Peach Cake with Mango Frosting was invented!
And boy, did the Air Force kids gobble it up! It was yummy!
Unfortunately, this frosting was a limited addition frosting that was only out in Jan & Feb, which is why I found the can I bought on the dent & bent shelf, reduced for quick sale.

So, here's the recipe for Quick Peach Snack Cake! 
Frosting isn't needed. Just sprinkle top of batter with cinnamon & sugar before baking and serve as a snack cake to go with coffee or tea. (Many would call this "Coffee cake")
You'll notice  1/2 cup of quick oats in the recipe--to help balance the added moisture of the peaches plus makes the cake a bit healthier!

Quick Peach Snack Cake
1 box of yellow cake mix, any brand.
1 15oz can sliced peaches, save 1/2 cup of juice & slice the peaches into smaller chunks
2 large eggs
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping: 2 Tbsp granulated sugar + 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

In a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, cinnamon, 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup of peach juice and all the chopped sliced peaches and mix with electric mixer until well combined. Pour into a oil sprayed 9 x 13 pan, sprinkle top of batter with cinnamon & sugar, then bake at 350 for 28 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cake cool before cutting. Can be cut into 24 pieces.
If you're lucky enough to find some Tropical Mango frosting--omit the cinnamon & sugar topping.  Just let the cake cool completely & frost.
A can of store-bought frosting is basically made for a two-layer cake, so a 9 x 13 cake generally only needs about half a can.
Have leftover frosting, but don't know what to do with it?
Make graham cracker sandwich cookies!
Just frost a section of graham cracker, top it with another, then let all the graham cookies sit over night in a container to soften slightly and you'll have delicious filled graham cracker cookies!
1/2 a can of frosting will frost a whole regular size box of grahams!
This was a favorite childhood treat when I was going up!
That's it for today! See you tomorrow!

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