Kitchen & Pantry

Baking cake shells

They’re cakes. Mini-cakes. And they’re also bowls. Sort of. Mini-cake bowls. Or shells. I don’t know what to call them but they’re my latest mania. Cakes that have cavities which you can fill with whatever you like — fruits, mousse, ice cream… The ideas are endless.

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Does baking these cake shells require manual shaping and carving? Of course not! All you need is a special kind of pan. Aside from that, prepare and pour your cake batter as usual.

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This is how the cake pan looks like.

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Invert the pan and you get an idea of how your cakes will look like after baking.

The 6-cavity dessert shell pan is by Wilton’s. Non-stick. Bought it at Gourdo’s last year but did not get to use it until last night.

And what did I put in the cavities? Speedy diced some fresh strawberries and mangoes; I whipped some cream.

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The diced fruits were tossed with the cream and spooned into the cake shells. Simple, delicious, beautiful.

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