Retro Recipe Redo is a new Quick Dish series that gives old recipe faves a mini makeover so they're easier and quicker for today's busy cooks.
This week's recipe redo: Fruit-Bottom Cake! Light and fluffy on top, moist and fruity on the bottom -- vintage taste brought up-to-date with a cake mix kick start.
My fresh peaches and blueberries were planning to elope. Admittedly, they're the perfect pair, but I wasn't ready to give them my blessing just yet. I had to think fast, so I married their summery tastes in this super easy cake with a fruity base:
This recipe is crazy and fun. And easy? Oh, yah, it's easy.
Start with a Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix (I chose the French Vanilla flavor) and mix it up just like the package says. Slice some peaches and toss those on top with fresh blueberries. If you love fruit, don't be shy -- add lots! I used a bunch of blueberries:
Then crumble the sweet and crunchy stuff -- a quick streusel -- over all, and bake away:
Add some time to the bake time listed on the package because the blueberries and peaches are fresh and add moisture.
Then, SURPRISE! The fruit and streusel take a dive during their romp in the oven, so you have a lovely golden-topped beauty to serve warm, garnished with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.
Or, if you're like my hubby, opt for softened French Vanilla ice cream on top instead of whipped cream. Either way, you've got a super fresh, super delish dish for dessert tonight. And you didn't even break a sweat to make it.
Grandma would be so proud -- even if you didn't make the cake totally from scratch. Turns out, even she wouldn't be able to tell!
More Peach-Blueberry Desserts
If your fresh blueberries and peaches are planning their escape from your fridge like mine were, corral them in one of these fresh recipes:
Check out our collection of peach cobbler recipes
Fresh peaches and blueberries make a great couple! How do you pair them in the summer?