I was feeling patriotic a day early and attempted a new recipe last night. I take a crack at new dishes all the time…some become staples and others turn out to be running jokes between Mike and me. I made some crab enchiladas once and it was undoubtedly the nastiest supper ever made. So bad that we use it as a scale reference when judging meals….”On a scale of crab enchiladas to ten, what do you give this?”
The patriotic dessert I concocted looked a bit scary when it came out of the oven, but over time it deflated into a sweet treat! So here are the simple directions:
Blueberry Angel Food Cake
1 box of angel food cake (I purchased Phillsbury)
1 can of blueberry pie filling (found near the canned fruits)
-Preheat oven to 350 and spray pan.
-Mix ingredients and pour into your pan.
-Bake for 36-40 minutes or until the top is brown. Serve with cool whip and fresh berries.
Now I used a bundt pan because in my head I wanted that cute bundt look. I wish I used the pan specific for angel food cake. With the bundt pan I cooked it for 36 minutes and it was overflowing! It quickly deflated and then I flipped it over onto a plate. Next time I will try this as cupcakes with a little cool whip on top.
I took a slice and cut it up into chunks and then topped it with warm strawberries. I would have added fat free cool whip to complete the red, white and blue look, but sadly I was out! At the grocery store I was turned off by the fresh strawberries due to some mold on the first carton I picked up (mold on berries is the worst, ain’t it!?). Frozen berries are always in my freezer for shakes, so I warmed them up in the microwave. The warm strawberries in combination with the fluffy cake made it melt in my mouth!
I was a little hesitant to post this recipe, as I have not perfected it. I almost made it again just so I could have better pictures, but snuggle time with Lily superseded. So if you make this in a bundt pan, do not use all the batter. Next time I will use my angel food pan and try cupcakes (cooking time will range 18-20 minutes usually for cupcakes). This is a sugary dessert with the pie filling so refrain from overindulgence or you will end up with that “I wish I had only one slice” feeling! It is so good it was difficult to stop nibbling on it!
I hope you all have a fabulous & safe 4th of July today! Proud to be an American and forever grateful for the men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our great country.