Here’s a super quick and easy appetizer recipe. It is a perfect make-ahead snack to serve to a crowd or to take along to a potluck. Everyone will fall in love with its cheesy texture and deep flavors.
With the holiday season sneaking up on us, we are going to receive a bit more people than usual. I love having friends and family over, but I definitely don’t want to spend an eternity on preparing the events. I also like to participate in the gatherings and not be running around and making last minute preparations. So my favorite recipes are quick and make-ahead.
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The prep work for this snacking cake with bacon and sun-dried tomatoes takes about 10 minutes. You can prepare this first thing in the morning, let it bake during breakfast and you’ll be all ready to receive friends over in the evening. A perfect recipe in my world.
You can also make this recipe with the kids. Mine love whisking things together and the smaller ones adore adding ingredients and breaking egg shells. This cake is a great option to get started in including kids in the cooking process, because it doesn’t take much time to whip together. The attention span of my 4-year-old couldn’t handle more than the 10 minutes needed for this recipe.
Appetizer Cake with Bacon and Sun-dried Tomatoes Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 150g (1cup & 2tbsps) flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 10cl (3,4oz) oil from the sun-dried tomato can / sunflower oil
- 12,5cl (4,2 oz) whole milk
- 2 pinches of pepper
- 200g (1 2/3 cups) grated Gruyère cheese (or any other mild cheese)
- 175g (3/4 cups) smoked bacon bits
- About 10 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
Pre-heat your oven to 180C/350F.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, the flour, the baking powder and pepper.
Add in the oil and the warm milk little by little.
Fold in the grated cheese.
Fry the bacon bits on a pan and cut the sun-dried tomatoes into small pieces.
Add the bacon and tomatoes to the batter and fold them gently in.
Pour the batter in a non-greased bread mold.
Bake at 180C/350F for 40-45 minutes
You can also make mini muffins or individual tiny cake bites. Just adjust the baking time. You shouldn’t bake mini muffins more than about 20-25 minutes.
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You can also download my list of 30 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids so that you have healthy snacks to serve alongside all the Halloween and Christmas treats that are going to invade our homes in the near future.