Easy Cakelet Recipe

A cake mix can just as easily be used with our NordicWare cakelet pans as a from-scratch recipe,  but when the sweet tooth beckons or you've left a box mix off your grocery list, this easy cakelet recipe is perfect for the job.

four egg shaped cakelets sit atop a bed of edible candy grass on a basket weave ceramic plate. a nordicware ornamental egg cakelet pan sits off to the side.

Easy Cakelet Recipe




  •  1 cup sugar
  •  1/ 2 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  •  1 1/ 2 cups flour
  •  1/ 2 cup milk
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  1/ 4 teaspoon salt
  •  2 eggs
  •  2 tablespoons cocoa (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Prep pan with shortening and flour or use baking spray. In a large bowl mix sugar and butter at low speed until well blended. Increase to medium speed and beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, milk, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs.

Pour evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the cake's center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out on rack and cool completely.


Tools for Easy Cake Baking

This recipe is great for any of our NordicWare cakelet pans. the recipe can be easily doubled for larger-welled pans.

A well-stocked kitchen needs all the best baker's tools, don't you agree? Our favorite must-have tools:

Non-slip bottomed mixing bowls from OXO- 1.5 QT & the 5 QT for big jobs.

A spoon spatula mixes and scoops wonderfully.

Turn out freshly baked cakelets onto a cooling rack. We love our NordicWare cooling racks.

The intricate designs on most of our NordicWare Cakelet pans can seem a little daunting when it's cleanup time. And while they are non-stick and easy to clean, sometimes those little crevices need a little extra attention. The NordicWare Ultmate Bundt® Cleaning Tool makes washing & caring for your pans easier.

Happy cakelet baking! Let us know if you use these gorgeous pans. Share your pictures & more with us on The Kitchen Store & More Facebook page.

Don't forget to save this to your baking board on Pinterest & share with friends!

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