Surprise your family with a different filling every time you make this cake. Try cherry, blueberry, peach or apricot pie fillings. Canned poppy seed filling or lemon curd works, too!
Prevent a thin crust from forming on the surface by covering the dough while it rests. A handy way to cover the dough? Just turn the bread machine pan upside down over it. When the dough has rested and is easy to handle, fill the pan with warm, soapy water for easy cleanup.