Being a part of the Tastemaker Program with Foodbuzz has been so much fun and I am truly grateful for their generosity. This time around I was especially thrilled because I was given a chance to sample the Duncan Hines Decadent Dessert of my choosing, along with a Comstock Fruit Filling. I was like a kid in a candy shop and changed my mind numerous times before I decided on the Caramel Apple Cake and the Apple Filling. Without a doubt a match made in bakers heaven.
My idea was to mimic a snack cake my Mom used to bake. I don’t remember the brand, but I do know that it was a boxed mix and it came with a foil pan for baking. It seems she also added some vinegar somewhere in the process. We didn’t have it often but it seemed like a special occasion when we did, and if Mom made it I was overjoyed.
The cake mix comes with a pouch of caramel filling that you mix with water and oil. Once the batter is mixed you spoon the caramel on top, then using a knife or spoon swirl it through the batter. After that I spooned the Comstock Apple filling over the batter and then sprinkled it with the streusel like topping I use for apple crisp. I was so happy Charisse had to work. Which means most of the cake was leaving the house.
As the name implies, it was decadent. I wanted to push the decadent envelop a little further so I warmed our slice and then added a dollop of whipped cream. Not quite sure if that was naughty or nice.
A long time ago there was a commercial who’s tagline was, “it’s not nice to fool mother nature”. Well that’s what I tried to do with these pictures. We hadn’t seen the sun in almost a week and it was now or never to take pics. Photo editing doesn’t always work so I apologize for the haywire tones.