Eat Deep-Fried Cake for Breakfast
Treat yo self to some syrup-drenched a.m. indulgence
You don't need an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Reward yourself for the simple act of rolling out of bed by forking into this deep-fried cake recipe. Chef Albert Gonzalez of Austin's farm-to-table hotspot Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile created an indulgent riff on French toast. His aptly-named "Treat Yo Self Toast" is simply a leftover slice of your favorite iced cake thrown into the deep fryer for added heat and crunch. The warm, gooey cake gets topped with a generous helping of cold-brew maple syrup, made by reducing Stumptown cold brew coffee and mixing it with maple syrup. Think of it as a sweet red eye gravy, and drizzle it all over your your go-to pancake and waffle recipes. Gonzalez favors red velvet cake with classic cream-cheese icing, but feel free to have your favorite cake and eat your breakfast, too.