In honor of all the cake I ate yesterday on my birthday….I am sharing a cake recipe today! But not just ANY cake….Crash Cake!
This idea comes from Linda D. who shared it with us in one of my past “One Good Thing By You” contests! That was back on January 7th…and I’ve kept it filed away ever since.
The thing I was most excited about when I read this idea…was the potential it had for making a good gluten-free dessert! Sadly, the gluten-free cake mixes you can buy at the store really aren’t very good all by themselves. But I figured that if I could mix the cake in with some other yummy ingredients it might actually work!
Boy was I right on this one! *patting self on back*
How to make Crash Cake:
Mix and bake one gluten-free (or regular) boxed cake mix according to package directions.
When the cake has cooled, break it up into (or cut it up) into cubes. Put a layer of cake in the bottom of a bowl (I put mine in my Mom’s trifle dish that she left here a couple of months ago…and I have yet to get back to her! oops.)
Add a layer of whipped cream.
Add a layer of frozen berries, then repeat all 3 layers again. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I made this for dessert last Sunday and everyone really enjoyed it! You would have been hard-pressed to tell it was gluten-free unless you already knew. I am becoming quite skilled at the art of disguising gluten-free ingredients. ;-)
No. 2 son even took the leftover cake to a friend’s house later that night where a group of teenage boys finished it off. Pretty good endorsement I’d say.
Thanks to Linda D. for sharing this idea with us. Can’t wait to try it again with other flavors…and possibly a layer of pudding too! :-)