It's funny you ask that, I was just wondering about a cake I used to make years ago, a very simple recipe my stepmother gave me once that was from her church circles way back when. I Googled, and just found out apparently it is called a Do-Nothing Cake (which I never knew). No oil or butter, just a simple can of crushed pineapple, flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda into a simple 13 x 9 sheet cake, or "tray bake" as they call it on Bake-Off. Which I realize was not how I used to make it. I added coconut and chopped walnuts to the batter, and did a cream cheese frosting with whole toasted walnuts and toasted coconut on top. This came to mind when I saw the Hummingbird cake recipe recently brought up on this forum, and which I want to try! Only it's with pecans rather than walnuts.
But, I may throw together a Do-Nothing Cake one of these days just for old time's sake.
I think my new go-to is that Asian-style sponge cake roll I've now made three times with slight varieties. So light, made with whipped egg whites, a bit of light oil instead of butter, and cooked in a water-bath. The thing that surprised me was the egg yolk/flour mixture is SO dense that it takes quite a bit of lightening with egg whites before the remainder will fold in. Last time I whipped up the egg yolk/half the sugar separately to lighten it a bit. I can't wait to tinker with it and make a coffee version, a matcha version, and fruit versions. (This was my original source: http://www.writing-temptations.net/...ing_wp_cron=1505665289.2715768814086914062500)
Yeah, it's best to get the "no sugar added" fruit cocktail. Or get the generic brand, as they have less sugar than the name brands.Never heard of that one! Wow, I'll bet it's sweet! Fruit cocktail is so sweet to me to begin with, then all that sugar.
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