Simple and delicious Apple Upside Down Cake! Moist cinnamon-spiced cake topped with apples in a buttery brown sugar sauce.
Hi guys, happy almost Friday!
Not to be dramatic but this Apple Upside Down Cake is my favorite thing I’ve made in forever.
And you know that I don’t usually like any dessert with fruit.
But see, I’ve been craving pineapple upside down cake for literally months now and I was too lazy to make one so I finally broke down and bought one last week while I was in the middle of a week long argument with the boyfriend.
And then I couldn’t even enjoy it because I was too busy saying things like, “I keep dreaming about these giant bugs and google tells me that means I have anxiety and you won’t kill them for me!”
So to make these Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts, you just mix the cake mix with oil, eggs, and water and then bake them for about 10 minutes. Let them cool and then cover them in my new favorite frosting: Pillsbury Fluffy Frost in Strawberry Marshmallow. And then put sprinkles everywhere!
(And of course, you could use a different flavor cake mix if you really wanted but why would you want to? The strawberry is pink! Pink doughnuts!)
If you’ve never had a baked doughnut, they’re really more the texture of a cupcake buuuuut, it’s more fun when they’re shaped like doughnuts, right?
I love these and I hope you love them too. Let me know what your favorite ways to use Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings in the comments!
I am buying pounds and pounds of fresh berries every time I go to the grocery store and I’m putting them in everything I eat. I can’t get enough. I just want to bake ALL THE THINGS with berries.
I decided to make these Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes because I wanted something to pair with my favorite Gloria Ferrer wine.
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is Carneros’ original sparkling wine house, owned and founded by the Ferrer family of Spain. The winery opened in 1986 in the breezy, now-famous region in southernmost Sonoma County. Their wines have earned over 400 gold medals and 50 90+ scores in the last 5 years.
My personal favorite Gloria Ferrer wine is the Chardonnay. It’s aged for 9 months in French oak barrels to intense complexity. It has notes of peach, pear, pineapple, and meyer lemon, as well as the delicious toasty oak note.
I thought the bright citrus flavor of the Chardonnay would be perfect with these shortcakes!
If you haven’t baked with meyer lemons yet, you’re definitely missing out! They’re a bit sweeter than regular lemons, a little bit like an orange. I actually caught my 4 year old eating one the other day and couldn’t convince him that it wasn’t an orange!
So the shortcakes themselves have the meyer lemon zest inside and then they are topped with sweetened strawberries! And then you put a big dollop of meyer lemon whipped cream on top to make them extra delicious!
I loved the meyer lemon twist on a classic and they really did pair wonderfully with the Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay.
Make sure you check out the Gloria Ferrer website to find out more about the winery and the other wines they offer!
I am loving spring flavors right now. No surprise since it’s been in the 80s in Texas for the last week or so. How crazy is that?
I keep thinking about how much I want to go back to Colorado and then I see their weather and I’m like, “Ehh… maybe I’ll just stay in Texas and continue to wear flipflops all year.”
I am especially loving all things berry right now. I feel like I’m going to the store every other day for more strawberries! I’m loving them in everything, especially in treats like these Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting!
I’m still loving having a stockpile of Pillsbury mixes and frostings in my pantry. But this time, I want to chat about the cake mixes because they are my alltime fave. If you ever see me instagramming or snapping cupcakes, I can guarantee I made them with the Pillsbury Moist Supreme mix.
Seriously, the softest cupcakes you will ever make.
So for these cupcakes, I took the white cake mix and made it according to the box instructions, except I added just a bit of fresh lemon zest. It gave the cupcakes a nice freshness – and also gave me an excuse to put strawberries on top.
Because lemon and strawberry is just the most perfect combo!
For the frosting, I used the Pillsbury Creamy Supreme in vanilla and stirred in some pureed strawberries. Such an easy way to make a store-bought frosting your own!
The soft lemon cupcakes with the strawberry frosting was so delicious.
My oldest has a birthday this weekend and has requested that I make these again for the party!
If you want to stock up on Pillsbury products for all your baking needs, make sure you download the Ibotta app to save $.75 and then visit Pinterest to discover more ways to #MixUpAMoment with Pillsbury!
I’ll be using Pillsbury products to make a super cute Easter treat in a couple weeks so make sure you check back!