Creepy Coffin Cakes

by - October 31, 2015

Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;
Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth,
Let's choose executors and talk of wills
William Shakespeare

Who want some coffin cakes? They're fresh from the cemetery! 

When I saw this baketray in the shop, I was immediately sold. OBVIOUSLY. I mean, it's a bloody coffin shaped baketray. How have I ever baked without one? It doesn't even matter what you put into these, it will look fabulous anyway. So I went for a traditional recipe, good for 6 coffins and 10 regular boring muffins (I only have one coffin shaped baketray *sigh*). Easy-peasy!

What you'll need
  • 400g of (gluten free) bakingmix (aka as a mixture of raw cane sugar, white rice flour, baking powder, sea salt and bourbon vanilla. Yes, yes, I know it isn't actually 'baking' if you just buy a pack of white stuff (mine's by the brand 'Damhert Nutrition') and add some things to it, but it still goes into the oven! I still need te preheat the oven! That counts, right!
  • 180g of soft butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons of hot water (or not hot water. Mine turned out just fine with regular temperatured water. I know, I'm a baking disgrace...).
  • Oh, and naturally you'll be needing utensils like a coffin shaped baketray (duh), a bowl, a mixer, a spoon, an oven etc. etc. etc.

What you'll do
  •  Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Put the bakingmix with the other ingredients in a bowl and mix until you get a smooth and fluffy dough.
  • Fill the dough into a greased tin (or naturally in your coffin shaped bakingtray, which is from that floppy silicone stuff so no greasing needed. And, after you've filled all 6 of the wonderfull coffins, you panic because you've still got a lot -like a lot a lot- of dough lying there in the bowl. So you improvise, after a -what feels like hours long- scavenging hunt for some muffin liners, and fill a tray with just regular muffins. Oh well...).
  • Put it all into the oven for 20-25 minutes and let it cool afterwards before removing the coffin shaped baketray (1. we don't want to burn our hands and 2. We don't want our coffins to fall apart, do we?). Most probably your coffins will be hideously deformed and you'll be needing a knife to get them sorted. But then, after some arts and crafts, they'll look and taste delicious! My condolences...

19-10-2015 / 31-10-2015
In remembrance of two weeks filled with gore and ghoul.
You'll be missed.

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  1. I love them....
    Do you have any tea to go with them ;)

    love. Marjan