This Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding is the best way to bring new life to some old doughnuts. The sugary top has a nice crunch for the perfect bite.
We have bikes!!!!
Well, I had a bike before, that I got earlier this spring off our community Facebook “For Sale” group. A blue cruise with a cup holder, where I stash our garage door opening and my phone when Autumn and I go bike riding.
Now, we recently got my husband off that same group. He needed to get new tire inner tubes for it and a kick stand, but it’s up and running now perfectly. It’s great that he can go for a bike ride at night to our community gym to exercise. Or just to clear his head.
Best of all, he got a bike trailer* for the kids to ride in behind his bike. Well, I have a connection for my bike too for it, but my legs might actually fall off lugging just over 70 pounds behind me…. with a cruiser!!! ha!!
We have gone out as a family for bike rides and it’s so nice to be able to do that together. Autumn loves being in the trailer. She brings a doll and she tells it where they are going. Hunter just takes it all in, turning his head from side to side to see it all whiz by.
Oh, and they have the cutest helmets! Their heads get so sweaty in the Florida summer heat, but we generally time the bike rides for after dinner, but before bath time.
Thankfully, we have these bikes now so we can get in a little work out here and there with the kids in tow because I do things like make Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding.
I just can’t resist it when I have an idea in my head.
While grocery shopping recently, I breeze passed the bakery department and the bright yellow discount tag on a box of donuts caught my eye. I doubled back to check it out and grab them. Sure, I’ll take a discount off a 12 pack of plain cake doughnuts. They were “old” which just meant that they were perfect for turning into a bread pudding. One man’s trash it another’s treasure.
In this case, my treasure was a super soft Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding with a sugary crunchy top.
Top that off with a yummy sauce and some whipped cream and you are in for a real treat. I make it with a blueberry bourbon sauce, but hot fudge is just as delicious as well.
Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding
Making a soft, moist bread pudding is the best way to bring new life to some old cake doughnuts. The sugary top has a nice crunch for the perfect bite.
- 12 stale cake doughnuts
- 3 large eggs
- 1 Cup heavy cream
- 2 Cups whole Milk
- 1/2 Cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 3 1/2 Qt Baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
Break the donuts into 8-10 pieces each. Place in a very large mixing bowl, set aside.
In a bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, whole milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg salt; mix well.
Evenly our the milk mixture over the doughnut pieces. Fold the doughnut pieces gently to coat.
Pour the moist doughnut pieces into the baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar.
Bake for 55 minutes, until the top is golden brown the pudding is set in the center. Remove to a wire rack to let cool.
Serve with powdered sugar, a yummy sauce, or whipped cream. Or all three!
*Get this coupler with it for your bike, it helps put less strain on the connector than the one that comes with the kit.
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