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A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky to get together one night with a few local food bloggers and a few photographers so that we could all share secrets. We all brought food to set up and photograph, and then when we were done, we ate it all!

It was a great opportunity to meet a handful of food bloggers, since up to this point, I think I’ve only met one or two. It’s amazing how many are around me and I didn’t even know! One of the photographers that was there acted as a food stylist for us, since most of us said that the food styling is the most difficult part. We got to play with some studio lighting, and I was so happy to learn more about my external flash. It was a great night – I learned a lot and loved meeting some great people!

Streusel Spice Cake | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Here are a few pictures of other people’s food that I was able to photograph. And everyone’s food tasted great!

For the event, I made this Streusel Spice Cake. It was a very pretty cake, and I loved how it tasted as well. In fact, I had about half of it left, and my husband was a very happy man. I almost didn’t get anymore because he was trying to keep it all for himself! And it’s made even easier because it uses a boxed cake mix. But it tastes completely homemade!

Streusel Spice Cake | www.tasteandtellblog.com

from Pillsbury Best of the Bakeoff

Serves 16

Cake
1 pkg. pudding-included yellow cake mix
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 eggs
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted

Filling
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube or 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. In large bowl, combine cake mix, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup margarine and eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in 1/4 cup coconut and 1/4 cup nuts. With spoon, marble chocolate through batter. Pour half of batter (about 2 cups) into greased and floured pan.

In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients; reserve 1/2 cup filling. Sprinkle remaining filling over batter in pan. Cover with remaining batter; sprinkle with 1/2 cup reserved filling.

Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 30 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

In small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cake.

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19 Responses to Streusel Spice Cake

  1. Maria says:

    All of the photos are fabulous! It was a fun night. Hopefully we can get together again. Your cake was very delicious, I am glad I was able to have a taste:)

  2. Valerie says:

    What a fun and helpul time together. That cake looks way too good, especially knowing there are nuts and coconut in it.

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    I love streusel and spices. What a gorgeous cake, yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Holly says:

    This looks so yummy!:)
    The Peppered Pantry~

  5. Joanne says:

    Your get-together sounds like so much fun! I would love to learn more about food photography…I feel like that's my weakest point as a blogger. this cake and all of your photos of it looks amazing. I can see why your husband coveted it.

  6. SLCFoodie says:

    I verify that this tasted just as amazing as it looks!

  7. Pam says:

    Fabulous presentations! Your photos are excellent!!! It sounds like you had a good time and the cake looks delicious!

  8. Barbara says:

    What a fun day! I would love to learn more about food styling. I am so unimaginative!
    Your photos are wonderful! And that streusel cake looks delish.

  9. Bellini Valli says:

    I must confess to baking cakes mostly from a box…except for my olive oil cake which never fails me. Your photos turned out amazing by the way.

  10. Barbara Bakes says:

    Such a great picture of your yummy cake! So glad I was finally able to meet you.

  11. Cassie says:

    That sounds amazing! I don't care if Joe hates coconut, I am totally making this. I'll just eat it all all by myself.

  12. The Double Dipped Life says:

    Sounds like a fun night! I would love to meet other UT bloggers sometime! This cake also looks divine!

  13. teresa says:

    beautiful pictures! i've been really wanting to get together with fellow food bloggers too! the food looks amazing!

  14. Miss Meat and Potatoes says:

    Those Pillsbury bake off recipes are hard to beat. This looks delightful!

  15. grace says:

    semi-homemade and superb streusel spice cake. that's what you've made here. it's splendid. scrumptious. stellar. :)

  16. Chocolate Shavings says:

    That spice looks good!

  17. Ingrid says:

    Love when something so yummy as that is almost as easy as opening a box.
    ~ingrid

  18. Alexis says:

    Instead of using coconut what else could you use?

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