I've started a new endeavor this summer at the Farmer's Market and also online on Meylah.com. I personally have allergies to dairy, whey and soy and find it so hard to find convenient mixes for cakes, cookies, breads and main dishes. I have been making my own mixes and thought "Why not make them to sell? Surely others will enjoy having access to products without these ingredients."
I'm new to having an online store for handmade items and even though I've uploaded all my pics and descriptions I got to thinking it would be helpful if I would bake up or cook some of my mixes and show the actual prepared dish. So, I had Elizabeth (age 6) volunteer to help me ~ and then she decided barbies was more fun so I ended up cooking it myself. Even the threat of keeping it all to myself didn't stir either of my kids to help me! Oh well...
Today I'm going to share the Spiced Apple Bundt Cake with you. It's simple to prepare, delicious and uses ingredients you already have around the house. This mix includes a small packet of raisins that you have the option of adding. I know many people don't care for raisins so I wanted you to have the choice of whether you wanted to add them.
You will need the following in addition to the mix:
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups apples
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Combine the eggs and oil and beat on low with your mixer. Pour in your mix and the optional raisins and pecans. Continue beating with your mixer just till combined. Pour into a greased (I just use Pam) bundt cake pan and put it into a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
Be very careful to not overbake as you will end up with a dry cake. A knife or wire should be inserted into the center of your cake and when removed it should be clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. Note: it tastes even better if you let it sit for 24 hours. =D
You might try serving it with coolwhip or homemade whip cream. A nice vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon or even w/ some caramel would be wonderful too!
You can purchase mixes on my Meylah store for $7-$8. Each comes with a cute little bag recycled from clothing or my quilt stash that can be reused for sewing projects or even your own quilt projects. Not a quilter? Your daughter can use it to make a pillow for her dolly or cut it up for barbie clothes.
I am going to host a giveaway this week. One lucky winner will receive their choice of 1 soup and 1 bread or cake mix. That winner will get dinner in a box! YUM!