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Muggles Market and Geek Gala 2019

If you follow Casual Confections on social media, you’ve seen a lot of chatter leading up to the Muggles Market and Geek Gala which both took place last Saturday. Both events were a huge success!

Want to try your hand at making any of the goodies Casual Confections sold or donated to the events? Go for it! These are the recipes I started with and tweaked to end up with the current versions on my menu:

  • Cookie Cat Cookies
  • Butterbeer fudge (gluten free)
  • Dean’s I-Want-Pie Bars (gluten free, vegan)
  • Zuul Slime Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake-ish Cake
    • Cake – yellow box cake mix
    • Topping – same fluff recipe as above, just add ground freeze dried strawberries, strawberry flavor oil, or strawberry Jell-O mix in place of the vanilla extract. Start with a small amount and add more to taste. Sprinkle with ground freeze dried strawberries.

 

Cookie Cat
Cookie Cat: brownie cookie with strawberry and plain marshmallow fluff
ButterbeerFudgeTray
Butterbeer fudge tray
PieBars
Dean’s I-Want-Pie Bars are very customizable, gluten free, and vegan
ZuulSlimeCake
Zuul Slime Cake: black cocoa cake with vanilla pudding slime
StrawberryShortcakeIshCake
Strawberry Shortcake-ish Cake
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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake – Box Mix

Box cake mixes do not hold mix-ins well. No matter how many times I try this, I refuse to learn my lesson. The result is all of the fruit or nuts sinking to the bottom of the pan/top of the cake. This experiment included adding blueberries and lemon zest to a boxed cake mix. Very simple, very tasty, but would be better if the berries were better distributed.
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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 lemon
1 box of blueberries

Take a small amount of the dry cake mix and place it in a small bowl. Rinse and dry the fresh blueberries. Toss blueberries in small bowl of cake mix until they are coated.

Prepare the rest of the dry box mix as directed on the box. For a bump in flavor, use an equal amount of milk instead of water and an equal amount of butter in place of oil.

Zest one lemon. Add zest to the cake batter and mix until combined. Fold in the blueberries.

Grease and flour a bundt pan. Follow the oven temp and baking time listed on the box. Start with the minimum bake time and increase time as needed until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Turn the pan upside down to get the cake out into a cooling rack. Let cool completely.

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Box cake mix typically isn’t dense enough to hold up fruit, so it sinks to the bottom of the pan, creating a blueberry crown in the finished cake.