Saturday, April 7, 2012

BLT Salad and Cinnamon Toast Cake

If you just happen to have leftover hard-boiled eggs in your house this weekend, you might want to try one of my favorite salads. I will be making this Bacon and Egg Garden Salad for lunch on Monday. It is one of my all-time favorites and it is so very simple!

We are keeping our menu very simple this year, so I will also be making my boys' favorite Cinnamon Toast Cake. With just one mixing bowl and a few minutes time, this is the easiest cake I have ever made. I'm posting updated Gluten Free directions here today. I've made GF versions of this cake twice now and been thrilled with both of them. For the original recipe, you can click here.

Cinnamon Toast Cake - Gluten Free

Cake Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup potato starch
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted and semi-cooled

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10" square pan (8" or 9" works as well). Whisk together the dry ingredients for the cake. Blend in the milk, vanilla and butter. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25 minutes (27 minutes for 8" pan).

While the cake is baking, combine the topping ingredients and whisk together. Remove the cake from the oven after 25 minutes and pour the topping across the cake. I like to pour the topping mostly around the sides first and then lightly across the top. I've found that if I pour it all on the center of the cake immediately, that will cause the cake to fall slightly. Still delicious that way, but not as pretty.

Bake the cake for an additional 10 minutes until the cinnamon layer is bubbling. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Click here for printable recipe

I wish you a blessed weekend, however you are planning to spend it. 
Have a very Happy Easter!


  1. This is like all of my favorite things in one meal, sounds wonderful! Happy weekend!

  2. I could eat that BLT salad right now for breakfast! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  3. I love hard boiled eggs on salads (and bacon on anything) :) Happy Easter!

  4. Cinnamon toast cake...mmmmmm. Happy Easter!

  5. That salad is going in my belly for lunch tomorrow! YUM!!

  6. Your salad looks super delicious! I know what's for brunch tomorrow. And cinnamon toast cake has my name written all over it! Happy Easter!

  7. Look amazing!! Happy Easter!

  8. Beautiful salad & Bread. Happy Easter.

  9. That salad sounds so perfect, and I still need to make that cake, I've had it pinned for ages! Happy Easter, Mary!

  10. Two excellent recipes!! Happy Easter, my friend!

  11. Oh that bread looks amazing! Hope you have had a wonderfully blessed Easter!!

  12. Happy Easter to you ! all sound so good.

  13. Oh how I wish I had leftover hard boiled eggs!! Hope you had a great Easter!

  14. Both the salad and the cake look delicious. I have always hard boiled eggs in my fridge so i will give it a try!

  15. Two delicious recipes in one post! It's dinner and dessert in one! I hope you had a good Easter!

  16. Hope you had a happy Easter....this salad is inspiring. Jim just brought home some bacon last night from Whole Foods and we have lots of eggs that need a salad:-). The cinnamon toast cake sounds awesome - especially with the topping.

  17. Was just thinking of how great that salad would be rolled up in an "everything" style sandwich wrap.