Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's - fake french toast!

Happy April Fool's Day! (I think...). So I don't usually participate in this silly holiday, usually just roll my eyes and watch it pass...I guess I've always assumed I was "too cool" to be bothered with it (not to imply that I was cool at all...because I was not.) but then I had kids. And became a blogger. All of the peer pressure to be a "cool mom" and a "cool blogger" got to me and finally I caved. So, here is my lame offering of April Fool's Day fun food...the kiddos and hubby had fun with it, (and were fooled at first sight) so that's all that matters right?

I decided to make fake French toast, but I didn't have enough sugar to make pound cake, so I found this cool recipe that starts with a regular cake mix. It was not as dense as a "real" scratch poundcake, but it was more dense than a regular cake mix cake (did I lose you?) and it was yummy and fluffy (can cake be "fluffy?").

Anyway blahblahblah here's what to do:

For the "french toast":
I used pound cake recipe here
1(18.25 ounce) package cake mix (I used white)
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 teaspoon butter flavored extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the "butter"
I used banana laffy taffy but lemon starburst would work too

For the "syrup"
I used carmel icecream sauce, butterscotch would also work


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour loaf pan (you will have extra batter which can be made into cupcakes or a smaller cake).
2.In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil and water. Beat until moistened. Add eggs and beat well. Add flavorings. Beat 6 to 8 minutes on medium high speed. Batter will be very thick.
3.Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

After cake has cooled, slice into bread sized slices, position on plate.
Cut laffy in half, position on bread.
Drizzle generously with icecream sauce, and Voila! Fake french toast!

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  1. That's awesome! Love your idea :)

  2. That's a great idea! I don't usually get involved in April Fool's but I wouldn't mind baking something for it. Your image had me fooled for a moment :)

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