Monday, November 28, 2005

Cute truck pan…

I found this mini cake pan at a kitchen store with Matheus last week when we were walking at the mall. We both saw it at the same time and grabbed it at once; so cute we could not resist buying! (And it was only $2,50 for two pans!).
They are so cute that I had to share here with you! Matheus loved the idea of making “truck cakes” and we have tested the pan twice already this past weekend. We made oatmeal muffins in it one day and yesterday we decided to make one of my favorite and easiest cakes, Yogurt Cake! Just dump everything in the blender, mix it up and that is it, and you can use the yogurt container to measure the rest of the ingredients - one less thing to clean up! I have made this cake a zillion times and it always come out great, so simple and so good!
Normally I bake it in a bundt pan, but yesterday we baked some in the mini truck pans and the rest of the batter in muffin tins. I have even added fruits to the batter (strawberries, blueberries), and also chocolate chips. You can add pretty much whatever you like, but I like it best when it is plain. It is a very moist cake, tender and delicious. Matheus likes to add chocolate sprinkles to the batter, making what we call in Brazil an “Anthill Cake”!
Try it and I am pretty sure you are going to like it too. It is a very good cake!


Yogurt Cake
1 cup plain yogurt (one 8oz container - use the yogurt container to measure up the rest of the ingredients)
½ cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until well mixed. Pour batter in a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes, or until golden on top and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Notes: the original recipe asks for 2 cups sugar but I find it WAY too much, I have always made it with one cup and it is plenty sweet for us, but yoy can add more sugar to suit your tastes. Also, I have made it using 3 eggs and the cake came out good.


Karen said...

The pan is really cute!
Your cheesecake looks marvelous too! And how nice that you are coming to Brazil! (However, the weather in SP has been terrible these days, be prepared for lots of rain!)

Anonymous said...

What a celebration of delights...and be sure to have a look at my sister-in-laws delights at her website her sweets are out of this world...