We celebrated my son's 8th birthday the day after Christmas. I cannot believe he's already 8. If you're a parent, you definitely know how time flies!!!
We are having a party for him in January with cupcakes and a cake, so I didn't want to make a cake for his actual birthday. Instead I made Bublanina. It's a recipe my mom used to make and her mom used to make it, too. Here's the recipe:
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 big can cherry or other fruit pie filling
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
-Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy
-Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add gradually to creamed mixture.
It will look like this, it's pretty sticky at this point:
Reserve 1 1/2 cups of dough for later. Plop the rest of the dough onto a 11x16 jelly roll pan OR a plain ol' cookie sheet:
Use a spatula and just spread to the edges:
Spread pie filling over the dough to the pan edges:
Use the reserved dough and add to the top of the cherry filling. I usually try to be symmetrical about it and try to put 9 equally spaced dough balls on top:
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares for serving:
This is soooo good served with some fresh whipped cream dolloped on top. YUM!! I've made this with blueberry pie filling and apple, but cherry pie filling is the running favorite in our house. He loved this dessert, as did the rest of us. I have big plans for his party cupcakes and cake. In fact, i'm going to check out a new cake supply store I just found near me TODAY. My heart is beating just a little bit faster with anticipation!!!
Hope you're having a good post-holiday week. Thanks for stopping by!!