Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: The Easy Bake cake

Friday, July 27, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: The Easy Bake cake


Last week, I wrote about how much I enjoyed my Easy Bake Oven as a child. I bought one at a thrift store for $6 and tried it out for nostalgia purposes.

I think it might have been more exciting as a child. I made this tiny, four-layer apple cinnamon cake in the oven. It took me almost two hours. I used a packaged cupcake mix because it was the perfect amount. Just for scale, look at how tiny these cake pans are. And you can only cook one pan at a time, each one takes about 20 minutes. I messed up on two of them ... who knew you could burn a cake with a light bulb?

For the top layer, I put apples in the pan to cook them along with the batter. I also topped it with sugar and freshly ground cinnamon.

The cakes were adorable and tasty, just like they would have been out of the oven. It was time consuming, but if I was the target audience of children 8 years old plus, I think it would have been a cool experience to make a cake all by my little lonesome. I think every kid should have one of these.

8 comments:

Oh for the love of food! said...

2 hours! you really have patience and should be commended for that, Kelly. I agree, things always seem more magical, more tasty,... when we were kids! Anyhow, I'm glad you enjoyed your cake. That's all that matters, Kelly! Great job!

Asha said...

I never had one of those,sounds like fun for kids!:)0

Anh said...

It sounds and looks good Kelly. I am sure 2 hour is worth it! :D

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

Omg, I love you for getting an easy bake oven and playing around with it as an adult. I never had one when I was a kid, but I'm sure I would have had a lot of fun with it. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

Retno Prihadana said...

It looks yummy.which one from the recipes do you use?. For 2 hours...hmmm..I bet it must be so good.

Retno Prihadana said...

Ah..ja, could you please tell me, why Potato Pie (in my Blog) called shephard´s Pie?

tigerfish said...

Is the cell-phone a call to order the cake ? :p

team bsg said...

that 5 inches cake is a mouthful hahaha