Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Cake Experiment

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I decided to try a little cake experiment today.  I had a container of low- fat cottage cheese that I wanted to use so I decided to just throw it into box cake mix.  I had no idea what would come out of my oven... a cake or a flop.  Well... sometimes taking chances pays off.  What a luscious, moist and creamy cake. It tasted like a marriage made in Heaven between a yellow cake and a cheesecake.  I served it with fresh raspberries and a raspberry sauce.  My husband asked me why I would put cottage cheese into a cake. But after eating two pieces... he wasn't asking why anymore, he was just asking for another piece.

Ingredients:
1 box of yellow cake mix ( I used Pillsbury)
2 cups of plain cottage cheese
3 eggs
2/3 of a cup of orange juice

Directions:
Mix well and pour into a well greased pan.  I baked it at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes in a  Bundt pan.  If you use another type of pan, you will have to start at 30 minutes and check in 10 minute intervals to see if your cake is done.

 To make the raspberry sauce:
Take 20-25 clean raspberries and 2/3 of a cup of orange juice and blend with a immersion blender or in a food processor until smooth. 
Then add 1tsp of cornstarch, 1 Tbs of honey or sugar and heat on medium heat until the sauce thickens.  Strain with a fine mesh strainer to separate all the raspberries seeds out.  Allow the sauce to cool before serving.


 

Enjoy. Store in the fridge.

26 comments:

  1. Experimenting is fun... Particularly when you have a success

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  2. What a fun idea! Can't believe you just threw it in there and it came out so good!

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  3. Ramona! You are brilliant! And I love how daring you have become with baking! You know...I would have thought to put sour cream in to make it more moist. But cottage cheese is even better! I'll remember this for similar kinds of leftover cheese I have in the fridge. The cake looks so pretty on your plate....would love to sop up a piece in that sweet raspberry juice!

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  4. I love that you just decided to throw cottage cheese in and see what happened. The cake looks wonderful. I would take more chances in the kitchen if they turned out as good as your cake looks. :)

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  5. the presentation is really good..well done:)

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  6. Wow, this looks amazing! I always seem to have left over cottage cheese and now I know what to do with it!

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  7. You took a chance and it looks like it really paid off! This cake looks so moist and delicious!

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  8. How delicious it looks and really yummy.

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  9. I've substituted applesauce for the fat in cake before and it turned out well. It seems cottage cheese also has the same effect. Looks fluffy and moist, great experiment!

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  10. Hooray for the experiment! The cake sounds lovely. I never would have thought! Your husband's funny :-)

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  11. The cake looks AMAZING....and it's wonderful that you decided to experiment! Your daring move is our gain!

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  12. Good for you! Ricotta works well too - gives cake such a nice light and fluffy texture.

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  13. This is so gorgeous Ramona congratulations on a successful experiment!

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  14. A nice healthy cake wonderfully presented :) Keep experimenting!

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  15. Gorgeous photos!!! And what a delicious experiment! CONGRATS on the Top 9 today :)

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  16. A great experiment! How many times have you needed/wanted somethings sweet, but didn't have all the "right" ingredients?A? And I didn't thik bakers could experiment!

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  17. This cake sounds incredible! Don't you just love when experiments come out great =)

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  18. What a great idea! Like using sour cream...but even more cheesecake-like :) YUM!!!

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  19. Thats how some of the best dishes are discovered.

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  20. Your cake & sauce look amazing! Cottage cheese is so versatile, I love that you threw it in with cake mix. Brilliant!

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  21. Just proves that everything can be improved upon. Great idea to add the cottage cheese! Also, congratulations for making the Top 9!

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