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
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.