Fruit Magic

Jiffy cake mixes are basically flour, sugar, shortening and flavoring. Adding egg and water makes that a cake, but if you add margarine, like this recipe suggests, you turn it into a very rich flavored streusel sort of thing that bakes into something like a cobbler. This recipe and its variations have been making the rounds for about forty years and I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw this pop up in a few more boxes in the near future.

From a box sold in Columbiaville, Michigan.

Fruit Magic

1 can (1 lb. 5 oz.) cherry pie filling
1 pkg. Jiffy yellow cake mix
1/4 c. margarine
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Spread pie filling in 8x8x2″ pan. Sprinkle cake mix over filling. Pat lightly. Dot with margarine. Bake 45-50 minutes.

Variations: spice cake on apples, chocolate cake on pineapple, or blueberry or strawberry pie filling with yellow cake.

Yesterdish suggestion: Jiffy yellow cake mix boxes say to bake at 350 deg., and sure enough, that’s what you should use here.

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