Monday, June 14, 2010

Buttermilk Crumb Cake (from our Chef Tess Whole Grain Waffle Mix)

For those just joining us, Monday is usually the day I share a fabulous money saving mix recipe. We've had crazy awesome stuff like:
Homemade Taco Seasoning
baking mix
Gravy Mix made easy
My Yellow Homemade Cake Mix

A while ago when I shared the recipe for Whole Grain Waffle Mix I started goofing around with it in other things. In the course of the last few weeks I've added a little more spice to it:

Fluffy Fat Free Whole Grain Waffle Mix
9 cups whole wheat cake flour
1 cup sugar or crystal fructose
1/3 cup baking powder
1 T LorAnn Buttery Sweet Dough emulsion ( it's vanilla, butter, cherry, orange and hints of spice)
4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground clove
1 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1 tsp fresh ground cardamom
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients well, slowly drizzling the flavor emulsion into the mix and whisking well. Store in an airtight container.

I'm happy to report that it makes a really mean Buttermilk crumb cake.

Bakeresse Buttermilk Crumb Cake

crumb topping:
2/3 cup sugar or granulated fructose (or Splenda)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter (or you can use extra virgin coconut oil)
1 3/4 cup Whole Grain Waffle Mix

1 1/4 cup whole grain waffle mix
1/2 cup sugar or granulated fructose
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup any flavor yogurt...Homemade yogurt works great!)

confectioners sugar for dusting if desired
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees ( solar baking works great!). In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping until a nice crumble mass.

In a separate medium bowl, combine the cake ingredients, mixing just until moist. Do not over mix. Spread the cake batter into a greased 9 inch by 11 inch cake pan. You may dot the cake batter with fresh berries or a thin layer of jam if desired. Top with entire amount of crumb topping spread over the cake. Bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cover with foil. This will help the cake to hold together and remain moist. Cool completely. Cut with a sharp knife. Dust with powdered sugar or cinnamon if desired.

There you go.

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