Instead of frosting on cakes and cupcakes, try this.

United States
March 26, 2007 11:26am CST
Just for a change. If you bake a cake or cupcakes, forget the frosting. Buy a can of pie filling, heat it, and pour it over the cake or cup cakes, serve with ice cream on top. When heating the pie filling, let it evaporate a little, or add a tps. of flour when it is cold, so it will not be runny. Cherry tastes good with chocolate cake. Apple is good with yellow or white cake.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
Yummy, a quick version of Black Forest Cake. How about a little drizzle of Kirsch? I'm all for the extra "kick"! You are just so handy to have around. My M&M cookbook just keeps growing. Why in heavens name don't you publish a cookbook? Everyone is looking for a quick and healthy alternative to McDonalds!
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Hahha, you are so sweet. Glad you like my ideas.
@GardenGerty (96815)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Mar 07
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
26 Mar 07
We can so we would use marmalade for atop those cupcakes for different flavor combinations. Your idea is pretty good too for changing up the dessert for a taste treat. The season is coming up for these kind of desserts especially when we have company. Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
That sounds oh so good. I'm definitely going to give this a try. It's so simple to do and I don't think I could mess it up. Thanks so much.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
That sounds pretty good. Someone once told me you could do it with baby food but I never tried
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• United States
27 Mar 07
Baby food? Not appealing to me. But maybe to someone. Gotta try to know.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Marge are you Martha Stewards sister, Honely you come up with some of good creations when it come to food! Also tell them about pie filling, take it and after you make cake put filling on top and when it bakes it will fall down to bottom of pan like upside down pineapple but use any filling that you want. it is very good. you don't even half to put icing on the cake.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Hahha, silly girl. I just love cooking and being creative so I don't make the same ole boring things all the time. I read what you wrote and commented on that. Thanks honey.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I hate frosting cakes so this is a wonderful idea! You have made me very hungry for cake! LOL...take care.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
Wow what a fantastic idea for a change for frosting the cake, that is a a wonderful idea thank you very much I shall have to give this a try I have never thought of doing the frosting like this before and it would probably taste a lot better than some of the frosting that we put on the cakes.
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@GardenGerty (96815)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Mar 07
I often put cherry pie filling, with a little almond extract, between the layers of my chocolate cake, then more over the top, plus whipped topping. Love it. Peach would be good with butter pecan! It is too late at night, you are making me hungry!
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• India
26 Mar 07
oh nice..thanks for this great recipe and advice.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
26 Mar 07
That is an interesting twist to cupcake and I think it would wonderful. HUM?? melt some chocolat chips and put on top for the heated pie filling too. YUMMERS. Thanks
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@stateroad (731)
• United States
26 Mar 07
That sounds really good. I swear all these ideas you come up with that sound so wonderful. I think you need your own cooking show you would make a fortune on that with al these tips. I will be your taste tester on the show. Thanks for the wonderful idea once again.
@aweins (4203)
• India
26 Mar 07
i think its very easy and very simple too, i'll definately give it a try. thanx my friend.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Hey thats a great idea Im going to try it. Lately my husband has been wanting me to make a cake every week. So now I can try something different. Thanks for tip
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
26 Mar 07
After you mix cake up put any kind of filling in the cake, put on top of the cake and it will bake right into the cake. when its done turn it over. kind of like a pineapple upside down cake. but put any kind of filling in it. another idea. Can fruit filling.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Good idea honey. Thanks.