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  • Cake Gravy

    filed under: Cakes on September 20, 2017

    Seriously addicting… this Cake Gravy is sweet, creamy and utterly delicious over almost anything you can think of! But especially CAKE!

    Cake Gravy

    Have you heard of Cake Gravy? No? Well, friends, you are absolutely 100% missing out! This luscious pourable “gravy” is a fun alternative to topping your cake other than classic frosting or powdered sugar glaze! You will be instantly hooked!

    Reasons why I love this Cake Gravy:

    1. Well it’s gravy for cake, no explanation needed there.
    2. The flavor of the sugar and vanilla and almond with a pinch of salt give this just the right balance.
    3. It’s completely different from all the things.
    4. You can practically put it on ALL the desserts you can think of!

    So is that enough explanation needed to get you to try this yet? If not, I’m sure I can come up with another HUGE list of reasons why you need to run and make this Cake Gravy as fast as you can!

    Cake Gravy

    Cake Gravy
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins

    Seriously addicting… this Cake Gravy is sweet, creamy and utterly delicious over almost anything you can think of! But especially CAKE!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Cake Gravy
    Servings: 8 servings
    Author: Amanda
    • 3 Tbs flour
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 c sugar
    • 1 c milk
    • 3 Tbs butter
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
    1. In saucepan add flour, salt and sugar and whisk until combined.
    2. Pour in your milk and heat over medium heat until it starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
    3. Remove from heat and add in your butter and extracts and stir until butter is melted.
    4. Set aside to cool slightly and thicken a bit.
    5. Pour over sweet breads, bundt cakes, pound cakes, etc.

    Just in case you are thinking… this sounds familiar! It’s because this recipe is similar to a traditional ermine frosting. 🙂

    Cake Gravy

    Photos by Tornadough Alli

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    This is so helpful ingredient; when bundt or any bars do get a bit dry (and they do, especially for holidays with so many food in the pantry) this refreshes all of them the best way ! So very frugal ! Thank you so much !

    Does anyone know if this would work well with non-dairy milk? I have a friend who has a dairy allergy, but thought something like this might be good for her birthday. Thanks…

    How long will this keep?

    How can I make a chocolate version of this?

    I like all of your recipes.

    Do you pour it over the whole cake or do you just put it on the pieces your gonna eat and put the rest in the fridge

    This sounds exactly like the one my mother in law made for my husband in the late forties. Only hers was lite chocolate and maybe a little thinner. He always said he wished I could make it. She forgot the recipe by the time I thought I could make it. I’m definitely making this for him.

    Never heard of Cake Gravy. Going to give it a try. Think would be yummy with Bread pudding.

    I remember when my grandmother would make the cake gravy. I always had to ask my mom on how to make it. Now that mom is gone i have the recipe….thank you.

    I had an aunt that made a cake and took out a a cup of the batter and made a pudding out of it, she would add a cup of sugar, a cup of milk 1/2 stick of butter then added vanilla flavoring or sometimes lemon, or almond flavoring you like. I love pineapple flavoring my self She called cottage pudding cake. It has been passed down 5 generations in my family. Yummy!!!!

    Is there another extract other then 1/2 tsp. almond extract? I don’t care for the flavor of the almond, but like vanilla & other extracts.

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