Presenting…the Cakewich!

by on March 24, 2011

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From the moment I first saw one of these Cakewich pans on the Cook Republic blog I could not wait to get my hands on one (thanks to one-click mobile ordering and Amazon Prime, I had one within 48 hours). Bake a pound cake that looks like a giant peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Too much fun!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Before I show you how my first Cakewich baking experience went, I wanted to let you know that I’m giving away two Cakewich silicone baking pans over on my other blog, Cooking On the Side. It’s that blog’s 2nd birthday today, so I’m celebrating!

Okay, let’s see how this Cakewich worked out…

Pound cake is ready!

The package provides a recipe for a white pound cake to bake in the pan. This recipe, it turns out, is awesome. I was unsure of how the texture would be, given that it uses only egg whites and no yolks, but it came out super-moist and flavorful.

I carefully sliced off the "dome" of the cake

Once it was completely cool, my nervousness kicked in. You have to slice off the top of the cake, to reveal the “sliced bread” and then cut the rest of the cake down the middle horizontally to create the top and bottom sandwich slices. I did my best to maintain my composure and just went sloooowly, checking all sides as I slid my knife through the cake. Eeeeeeee…

And even more carefully sliced the cake in half - they're mostly even!

Whew! They came out evenly (for the most part). I’m still amazed at how much these look like real bread slices.

Next went on the peanut butter frosting

I was so excited to finally spread on the peanut butter frosting that I neglected to first move the cake up to the cake stand. It would be a much better idea to assemble the cake directly on the cake stand – do as I say, not as I do.

And the jelly...

This is just regular strawberry jam, you don’t add anything to it. Makes this cake seem even more like a real PB&J.

And there's our cakewich!

There it is – a giant peanut butter and jelly sandwich cake! I was so pleased with this cake, it was just as much fun as I’d hoped. And it really does taste like a PB&J…like the best one you’ve ever had in your life.

Want to bake your own Cakewich? You can find the pans on Amazon…or try your luck in my giveaway on Cooking On the Side!



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1 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) March 25, 2011 at 3:57 am

Once again, I am so proud that Fred is a Rhode Island company! I do believe that the wackiest industrial design minds in the state work there. My kitchen is filled with crazy kitchen tools by Fred that, although they are fun, also really work. Now I must get my hands on one of these cake pans….
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2 alex March 25, 2011 at 4:13 am

wow, this is definitely the coolest thing ever! I love cake, and I love sandwiches too, so this is like heaven!
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3 Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

I’ve been wanting one of these pans since I saw them for the first time! SO cute!
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking´s last blog post ..Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs- Chocolate Chip- Sugar- and Cake Batter!


4 Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living March 25, 2011 at 8:14 am

Love it! I would gladly devour a slice of that cake :).
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5 Angela March 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

Too cute! I can see this also with marshmellow fluff!


6 Swarna March 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

That so neat and cute….I am a vivid follower of you panini blog
The most unusual cake is Rose flavored cup cakes…


7 Megan April 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I LOVE that! How cute! I have to find one of those pans so I the next bday cakeI make is a cakewich 😉
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8 The Food Hunter April 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

different that’s for sure!
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9 Ren February 15, 2012 at 2:30 am

Why waste cake? Slice it in half and flip it so the top of the cake is now next to the filling :^)


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