Thursday, August 26, 2010



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

You will need some molds for the cakes.


4-tbs used coffee grounds - try to use dried grounds
1-cup salt
2-cups flour
3-4 tbs cinnamon
2-3 tbs ground cloves
2-3 tbs ground nutmeg
1 cup water or brewed coffee - you may have to play with this amount - whether it‘s too runny or too thick


Mix dough just until combined
Spray your molds using a cooking spray, coat molds with cinnamon, clove & nutmeg mixture
Press the dough into the molds to make them even and smooth on the tops
I’m not sure just how many this will make because of the different size molds used for them, so the amount varies anywhere
between 4-6 depending on the molds.
Bake at 180 degrees for approx. 6-7 hours depending.
Keep checking on them and make sure they are not sticking tightly in the molds - pop cake from mold and lightly spray again and you might want to rub a bit more spices on at this time as well.
When baking time is done turn off oven and let them cure about an hour or more in cooling down oven.
Let cool completely after removing pan from oven. Remove the cake from the pan and rub ground cinnamon,cloves& nutmeg(or any spice you desire)all over the cake. By rubbing on the spices you eliminate the risk of mold developing and it makes them smell yummy.

If you want to ice them, then make 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.


Use them under a shoo-fly screen

Store in a fabric covered Pantry Box.

Store in Pantry Jars.

There are many ideas you can come up with yourself!
Wrap your cakes in grungy cheesecloth and put them on your breadboard.

they give off a wonderful scent and make GREAT GIFTS!


Carmen S. said...

YUMMY! I bet those smell Heavenly, thanks for sharing your recipe:) Enjoy the day!!!

Carol J. said...

Hi there. I'm brand new here and your blog is beautiful.

Just this morning I heard of these "cakes" for the very first time. I set out searching the web for a recipe, even picked up mini bundt tin (12 minis), just in case I found a recipe.

Well, here I am and here it is! Talk about "putting your request out there" and getting a response!!

Anonymous said...

I'm honored that you used my picture of my pantry cakes on the paper plate. Could you please give credit back to me though and post a link to my blog. Also I used a completely different recipe for those cakes. Thank you, Michele

MJL said...

Mine are in the oven as I am typing. They were very easy to make. I can't wait to see the finished product. Thank you so much for the recipe.

Pink Rufflez said...

Thank you so much for the recipe for these 'cakes'!