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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Going A Little Fruity for Mother's Day

Does your mama love cake? Don't use a mix,
bake from scratch! It's actually easier than you think! 

If you are new here you have no idea about my notorious sweet tooth. On occasion I post savory recipes, and if you go on the web version of my blog and look under the label RECIPES, you can find some, but for the most part it is all about the baked goods...mostly sweets!! Today is no different. I have shared "dump cakes" here before. this recipe I found that is actually deemed a "pudding" is very similar , simply in it's simplicity. Just in time for Mother's Day here in the U.S., using just a few simple ingredients, ones you may already have on hand you can make your mom a sweet treat!! 

Found on Pinterest 

Simple right??? So a few suggestions... Don't be afraid to switch out the fruit, pineapple would be really good!  Use your favorite nuts....or not. I used candied almonds, but I could also see this be amazing even without nuts, and a traditional crumble instead, or if using tropical fruit a toasted coconut topping put on half way through baking so as not to get burnt. It is super though I served as suggested with whipped topping, I think a nice frozen yogurt which as a bit of tang would cut the sweetness quite nicely...and if you left the topping off entirely or made an oat crumble or the mentioned toasted coconut and maybe macadamia nut mix, it would cut the sweet quite a bit as well.  One last suggestion I would use a lot less of the recipes was just too thick, you can see in the photos below it did not get as baked/browned, so I would cut the amounts in half and that would cut the sweetness, as would maybe adding some spices, maybe ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg to also help cut the sweet factor. 

How did it taste??

Well my hubby and I loved it, despite of the level of sweetness, but our middle daughter who is not into super sweet things got one bite in and that was it....she is the one that suggested the frozen yogurt topping...I agree it is super sweet, but with a few tweaks as I suggested above, it is really yummy and especially fresh out of the oven! Would I make it again? Yes, I think I would. If you make a different variation of this, I would love to hear about it and the results! 

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  1. Yum!!! I bet that would make a great base (perhaps left to dry out a bit over a couple of days) for a trifle made with not-too-sweet custard.

    Hope you're having a terrific May!
    ♥ Jessica

    1. It just might! My fav was just reheating it for breakfast lol


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