I like pies, I like cakes.
I wanted to make an easy dessert to bring to summer parties so
I decided to combine pies and cakes to see what might happen.
My favorite part about pie is the crust.
But I'm lazy and crusts can be tricky.
I wished there could be an easier way.
Oh, there is, my friends.
Recipe is easy:
1. Make half a box of cake mix according to the directions and put a thin layer of it in a greased pan.
You might have a lot of prepared cake mix leftover depending on the size pan you use.
2. Dump drained canned cherries, blueberries, or pie filling on top.
Or fresh berries. Fresh berries are always yummy.
3. Top with rest of reserved dry cake mix and drizzle with melted butter.
For funsies, you can add oatmeal to the 'crumb topping.'
4. Bake in 350 degree oven until the top is browned, about 40 mins.
This one was done with pie filling.
It was the most 'pie-like' but also very sweet.
This was done with drained Morello Cherries from Trader Joe's.
Not as sweet as pie filling and more like a crumble.
The top didn't get as golden brown as I wanted but Mr. Branflake fell in love at first bite.
He demanded I make him more.
This one was done with frozen blueberries.
So yummy for summer!
And, the top got that golden brown color I was looking for. Finally!
I just googled 'pie cakes.'
They don't exist.. until now!
When they get famous,
you can tell people you saw them first on Dancing Branflakes.
I'm so kidding.
The likelihood of food invention on this blog is about as likely as seeing me in a pair of skorts.