Apr 19, 2011

Clean-Up-the-Pantry Cake

Every once in a while, I have to clean up my kitchen - and then I find things very close to their expiry dates.  Yesterday's discovery was the Betty Crocker Pancake mix...and a bottle of strawberry preserve (jam?)...and some maple syrup.

I really didn't expect it to turn out into anything identifiable, leave alone edible, so I never did bother taking photos while making it.  There is no method to this recipe (if it can be called so!).

pancake mix box cake strawberry recipe

Abouth 3/4 pack of leftover pancake mix (Betty Crocker)
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Hardly any sugar at home - so about 1/4 cup powdered sugar and the rest I added maple syrup till the batter tasted sweet enough.
Strawberry preserve - had pieces of strawberry in it, so mashed that up a bit and added - about 1/2 cup
Milk - enough quantity to get this mix to a cake batter consistency.

Bake at 180 C for - okay it took ages to get done, so bake until the top starts to resemble a cake.  Insert a skewer or something to check if it's done.  Allow to cook a bit, slice, and wonder at how the thing ever got baked :D :D :D  It's more like a huge muffin rather than cake, but quite yummy..