Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cake Pop with Fillings!

The excitement of unboxing a new cookware: the cake pop maker! Actually, the intention of getting the cake pop maker was mainly to make something else, something savoury that you will soon discover! As a test, cake pop is in the menu for today. A simple and adorable recipe that both adults and children will enjoy. For those who are curious, the result of my recipe is a bit like a mini size round shaped Taiyaki! And if you do not want fillings, you can just take this recipe and make regular cake pops, it works as well.

I initially found the idea of cake pop superficial, but overtime, discovering new diets, I concluded that cake pops are actually great due to its small size. To some, a smaller size is bad because they tend to gobble bites down one after another; to others, it allows them to take smaller bites in diminished quantities. It depends of the lifestyle that one adopts. Bigger bites and large quantities are usually the description of a stressful lifestyle, when taste becomes secondary and the need to eat is more prominent. I won't say more about this.

It looks like those cake bites have become trendy because of Sugar Crush Saga, a quite addictive game spreading all over social networks. I do not have any opinion over that, besides the remark that people do not seem to look at where they are standing or sitting when taking the bus or the subway. I sometimes wonder how they do not get motion sickness when the bus is moving (because I do). And when people play, they have the screen so close to their face that it reminds me of my childhood when mom told me not to sit too close to the TV because it would destroy my eyesight (damn you, Pokémon!). It looks like those people don't have their mom to tell them that (because I still do).

Alright, less talk.

170 g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
65 g sugar
50 g oil
1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

red bean paste (or any desired fillings)

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together
2. Add in the egg. The more you whisk, the chewier the cake will be later.
3. Add in the oil, milk and vanilla extract and mix until everything is incorporated.
4. Preheat the cake pop maker. When ready, brush some oil and bake the cakes for 5 to 7 minutes.

** Details: cake pops with fillings, using only one side of the device**
1. You will need two skewers to make it work easily. Plug the cake pop maker.
2. When the cake pop maker indicates that it is ready, brush some oil on the lower surface only and fill each mould to about 1/3. Do not worry if the batter is expanding, but make sure you work quickly enough so that it does not cook fully. The best way to work is to make 5-6 at a time.

3. Add in the desired amount of fillings and pour in the batter to cover the fillings.

4. It takes approximately 2-3 minutes to cook the surface of the batter, so after that lap of time, use the skewer to turn the cakes to 90°, add batter and turn the cooked part to fully cover the newly added batter.
5. It will take 3-4 minutes to cook the cakes, so make sure to flip it from time to time.

6. When it is well browned, it is ready to serve. Repeat the steps to make more!

Good luck and enjoy!

PS: Sorry, someone forgot to take pictures with the inside of the cakes...

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