I recently learned that at our church’s bakesales my grandmother’s nut roll was infamous. People loved it so much that it would sell out before the sale even started! I wish I would have learned the recipe so that I could have a signature dish to always bring. Here in Austin we have bakesales all the time to raise money for animals, humanitarian disaster relief, and other causes as well. I always panic until the last minute going through all my bookmarked recipes over and over again trying to find that perfect something.
Lucky for me, and every bakesale we have ever had, my friend Kristen, who blogs and Sugar-Skull never panics and always donates something amazing. For Austin Bakes for Japan she made the most adorable cupcakes ever that were such a big seller. At last weekend’s Austin Bakes for Bastrop her Pumpkin with Cinnamon Buttercream cupcakes were my favorite item there…. and what I had for breakfast!
If you are looking for the perfect bakesale recipe, Kristen has a couple in the Sunny Days in Texas benefit zine including her Oatmeal Cream Pies. These pies are similar to the little Debbie ones, except they are way better, vegan, and not even that hard to put together. You could even make them for breakfast. If you are the kind of person that “makes things” for breakfast rather than running out the door in the last couple of seconds and demanding your coworkers pick up breakfast tacos like some people. They would also be perfect in a lunch box or of course, at your next bakesale!