Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HOW TO MAKE A PANTRY CAKE





I have been asked how I made my pantry cake so I decided to provide you all with the recipe.

Ingredients you will need:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup cold coffee
cinnamon
pumpkin pie spice


Spray a small mold with cooking spray. I found these two copper molds at a thrift store. They were the exact size I was looking for. Mix together the flour, salt, coffee grounds (I used leftover grounds from the morning coffee brew), then about 1/2 cup of cold coffee and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

I then pressed the mixture around the inside of the pan, about 1/4 inch thick. I left room in the center to add a crumbled ball of aluminum foil to fill the center. This lessens the drying time. Then press the rest of the mixture into the pan, covering the foil and making sure to level off the bottom so it will sit flat after unmolding the cake. I let it dry outside in the Florida sunshine for a couple of days, then placed in a warm oven for about an hour to make sure it was completely dry before I unmolded it. For those of you who don't have access to Florida sunshine (lol), you can place the pan in your oven for about six hours on very low heat.

Let cool completely after removing pan from oven. Remove the cake from the pan and rub ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice (or any spice you desire) all over the cake. I read that by rubbing on the spices you eliminate the risk of mold developing and makes it smell yummy. I made an icing by mixing equal amounts of white craft paint and white glue together with a few drops of water to thin to the desired consistency and drizzled it over the top allowing it to run down the sides of the cake.

6 comments:

Kath said...

Thanks so very much, Patti!
I can't wait to make this...I can't bake it in the sun, here in Pa! I'll do mine in the oven! I hope it turns out as nice as yours.

Thanks again for taking the time to post this recipe!

Hope you have a wonderful day, enjoy your evening.

Hugs-Kath

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love it thanks for the recipe..will have to give this one a try...have a great evening...:)

Downriver Primitives said...

Thanks for the recipe. I need to keep an eye out for a mold. Yours look amazing.

Carmen said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing this, I have made the plain ones before, but never knew you could add yummy icing:)I like these better!!!Have a lovely day!

Woods Olde Homestead said...

I pretty much use the same recipe but I also add a few
drops of scented oil to it..
and a tip what ever dough you have left make some stars
or any shapes and lay on a cookie sheet to dry in the oven...
Thanks for sharing yours they look wonderful..great job...
Prim Blessings...
Tonja

lilraggedyangie said...

Wow great blog and thanks for sharing great project what talent! I am a new follower and a new blogger . hope you have a great week
lil raggedy angie