Frugal Foodie Mama: Happy Birthday Cake Batter French Toast

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Cake Batter French Toast

Surprise the birthday guy or gal with this fuss-free & festive cake batter flavored baked french toast...
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First, I have to start this post by wishing my very lucky husband a very Happy Birthday today! :) I won't tell you all just how old that he is, but I will say that he is now a tad bit closer to 40 than 35.
Just a tad. ;)
I love to give him a hard time because he is older than me.... even if it is by less than 6 months.
But he is still older than me. :P

I originally made this sprinkle-rific breakfast for my own birthday back in September (yep, I have been holding out on you all this long).  And today I am celebrating my husband's birthday on the blog by finally sharing this fun, rainbow sprinkle packed Happy Birthday Cake Batter French Toast with you all!  

This cake batter flavored french toast comes together easily the night before- just cover, refrigerate, & simply pop in your oven the next morning.
Top with lots of whipped cream and even more rainbow sprinkles! 
I mean, your birthday happens only once a year... you had might as well go ahead and live a little. ;)
Happy Birthday Cake Batter French Toast
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
Ingredients (9-12 servings)
  • 1 loaf of day old Challah, French, or Italian bread sliced in chunks (I like to slice the entire loaf & then cut each slice in half.)
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups of half & half
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of yellow or white boxed cake mix
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • whipped cream & additional rainbow sprinkles, for topping
Spray an 11x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Evenly line the prepared baking dish with the bread chunks. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half & half, vanilla, and sugar until well combined.
Add in the cake mix and whisk until incorporated completely.

Pour the egg/cake mix mixture over top of the bread slices in the pan. Push down the bread slices with the back of a wooden spoon to make sure they are getting soaked in the batter.
Wrap the pan tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once heated, remove the plastic wrap from the pan and sprinkle the 1/2 cup of rainbow sprinkles over the soaked french toast.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until the center is set and the edges are crisp.
Let cool to warm and then cut.

Top with whipped cream and additional rainbow sprinkles, if desired.
Store any leftovers tightly wrapped with plastic wrap in the fridge.
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I love, love, love day old Challah for my french toast casseroles.  It is rich, soft, & makes for such a creamy french toast.  Plus, it is a lot more budget friendly when you can purchase it on the day old rack.  But you can certainly use a nice day old French or Italian loaf in this as well if you don't like Challah or can't find a loaf on discount at your local grocery store or bakery.

Whose birthday will you be making this for soon? ;)

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