Mushroom cake, also known as “mushroom pastry“, is a popular dish in many parts of Asia. It can be served in various meals, especially breakfast. Many mushrooms, such as button mushrooms, shitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms, are used to make a mushroom cake. The stuffing usually contains meat and vegetables and is sometimes flavored with Chinese herbs or spice blends. The stuffed mushroom cake recipe is similar to that of Chinese pork buns.
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Why You Should Try It
This cake is one of those desserts that you can eat at any time. It’s delicious, comforting and satisfying, with a light but rich flavor.
The Best Time To Serve
You can serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It’s great for large gatherings since it’s easy to make and doesn’t require any special equipment.
- olive oil
- garlic powder
When shopping for candy to use in this recipe, choose mushrooms that are very soft and “squishy” to the touch. This will ensure that they have enough moisture so the cake will hold together. If you plan on making this cake ahead of time, wait until just before serving to add the pretzels. (Otherwise, they will get soggy.)
- 1 pound of mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves garlic, minced)
- 2 cups breadcrumbs (you can use panko or regular breadcrumbs)
- 1 egg, beaten (or two egg whites)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Put the butter and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- When the butter melts, add the mushrooms and cook until they’re soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the salt and garlic powder and cook for another minute or so.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes or so.
- Meanwhile, spread the breadcrumbs on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
- Put your mushroom mixture in a large bowl with the beaten egg (or egg whites).
- Stir well until thoroughly combined. If the mixture seems too wet, add a bit more bread crumbs; if it seems too dry, add more egg or water as needed until you have an easy-to-work-with consistency.
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray; pour mushroom mixture into dish and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees F