Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cooking with Trouble: Easy-Bake Oven Style

Trouble Baking

I love to cook and I'm always looking for ways to share my passion for food & cooking with my son, Trouble. So, this year for Christmas I gave him an Easy-Bake Oven. Yes, I know he's a boy... but boy's should know how to cook, clean, and in general take care of themselves!! You hear that?!

Anyway... We got out the Easy-Bake oven and found that you get two little tiny packets to bake some sugar cookies and a cake with frosting. When I purchased the oven I noticed that additional packets were available to purchase. I thought I should give making my own cake mix a try. I did some research and came up with two cake recipes for us to try. Trouble had fun cooking and loved eating the desserts we created!
Easy Bake Oven Peppermint Cake (Trouble thought the pinkness of this cake was too girlie. So I made-up the next cake just for him.)

 What you need:

  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons red sugar crystals
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint sugar crystals
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 8 teaspoons milk
What you do:
  1. Preheat Easy Bake Oven 15 minutes as directed in instructions.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, red sugar, peppermint sugar, vanilla, oil and milk. 
  3. Pour about 3 tbsp. of batter into greased and floured cake pan. I've been using Bakers Joy to spray in the pans, it's way easier than greasing & flouring those little pans.  
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. (makes 2 layers)


Easy Bake Oven Chocolate Cake (Trouble says it's for Boys only!) 

 
What you need:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coco powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 8 teaspoons milk 
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips 
What you do:
  1. Preheat Easy Bake Oven 15 minutes as directed in instructions
  2. Stir together flour, coco powder, baking powder, salt, sugar, vanilla, oil, milk, and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour 3 Tbsp. of batter into greased and floured cake pan. I've been using Bakers Joy to spray in the pans, it's way easier than greasing & flouring those little pans. 
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. (makes 2 layers)   

10 comments:

  1. Good idea, now you don't have to make a whole cake that Mr. Perfect won't eat, is bad for Papa's glucose level and puts pounds on Nana.

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  2. Ms. Not So Perfect,

    I love your blog! You have such a great style of writing. I so agree that boys should get easy bake ovens and learn to cook just as girls should get woodshop tools and learn to build things! I'm ging to remember that when my granddaughters are older. ~ Andrea

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  3. You're a wonderful mommie, despite being imperfect. :) My cousin Linda had an easy bake oven when we were little and I was so jealous. My too practical mother would have none of it.

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  4. Thanks guys! I loved my little Easy-Bake oven when I was little and wanted to share the fun with Trouble.

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  5. sorry to bother you i am buying a easy bake oven for my 11 year old girl and i don't no how big the cake pans r
    please measure it for me

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