It is here! We have a BIG announcement to make today and I must admit I am shaking in my boots. If you have read our blog for any time at all, you know that we met in the test kitchens at Rival®, the folks who introduced the CrockPot® slow cooker a million years ago. From the beginning, we knew the beauty of baking cakes and cheesecakes in the slow cooker. We literally baked hundreds of cakes in the slow cooker in the test kitchen. When we teach cooking classes everyone is excited to learn how to make dinner but their enthusiasm soars over the moon when we serve dessert baked in the slow cooker.
We are making this so easy for you! We are introducing two mixes for baking in the slow cooker. The Ultimate Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Classic Vanilla Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache. You will need to add a few ingredients like eggs and oil for the carrot cake and the dairy products for the cheesecake and you are ready to become a master baker. These decadent desserts are baked in a 7-inch springform pan and voila, you have the perfect size desserts. No need to feel guilty about having leftovers. This is the perfect size.
These make wonderful holiday gifts, teacher gifts or the special answer for the person who has everything. We like to bake the cakes and wrap them in cellophane with lots of ribbon and share with our neighbors, family and friends. The list of possibilities goes on and on.
Where can you purchase these tasty mixes? Here you go….
On our website, of course! (Coming soon!)
If you can hardly wait, we will have mixes and pans available this weekend.
We will be at the Ascension Holiday Market Place, Friday, November 21st 7:00 p.m. to 10:0.m. and Saturday, November 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The location is 9510 West 127th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.
In addition, the mixes will be available on Sunday, November 23rd at Jill Van Lerberg’s 5th Annual Holiday Mart from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 20511 Pflumm, Bucyrus, KS 66013. Thank you Ann Lund for showcasing them! This holiday mart features home decor, kitchen gadgets, gluten free treats, handmade soaps, candles, clothing and much more.
Tips for Successful Slow Cooker Baking
*These mixes bake best in slow cookers that were purchased in the last 5 to 8 years or less. “Older” slow cookers are not as hot and the mixes may take longer to bake. Cakes and cheesecakes bake in about 2 to 3 hours on the High setting.
*The 7-inch springform pan typically fits in most 5 to 7 quart round or oval slow cookers.
*Always set the cake pan on an aluminum foil ring. Easy peasy to make the ring, just take 18 to 24 inches of aluminum foil and roll, then form a ring. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
*Refrigerate any leftover cheesecakes or the carrot cake with the cream cheese frosting. (We seriously doubt that you will have leftovers!) In fact, if you are serving a cheesecake, it should not set out at room temperature longer than 2 hours.