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Mix it Up: Funfetti Cakelets in the Toaster Oven

Picture this: you've just filled up a cake tin's worth of cupcakes, and you have a dollop of batter left. What to do?

Now, you may think that the possibilities stop at A) Swipe it with your finger (or a spatula) and eat it...or B) Put it in a cupcake liner and bake it all by its lonesome.

Now, these are respectable options, for sure. But I'd like to present another option: bake it in the toaster oven.

I did this recently, and while I wouldn't call it an amazing success, it was thoroughly eatable, and a great sweet fix in a pinch (or late at night, when these things seem like a great idea). And it sure was fun to do.

Here's how I did it.

Toaster Oven Cakelets


  • 1 dollop leftover Funfetti batter, prepared per box instructions
  • a piece of aluminum foil to bundle it in


  1. Place your dollop of cake batter on the center of the aluminum foil. Bunch the sides up around it, to form walls so that the batter won't seep through.
  2. Place the wad in the toaster oven and toast (you heard me, toast) it on medium heat (350 if you have such settings) until it is browned on top, about 15 minutes. Lightly peel away the foil from the side to see if it is baked through. If so, remove from toaster oven, cool, and top with frosting, a dab of ice cream, etc, and enjoy.


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Reader Comments (5)

Whoa! Cool and simple, I'm going to make these with the kiddos I babysit. Fun, easy, sweet, and perfect for their short attention spans!
Jess : )
January 18 | Unregistered CommenterJess
Oh my gosh, this is genius! I just had this problem yesterday and ended up throwing the extra batter away, something I always feel bad about because I feel like I'm wasting food. Definitely going to do this next time!
January 19 | Unregistered CommenterMousse Cakes
Bearing in mind that I haven't actually tried this, I would also suggest putting it in a heat-safe coffee mug and microwaving the heck outta it. You'd wind up with something similar to Asian steamed bread, which is *hardly* a bad thing. Not to mention that you'd be eating it before that cake's worth of cupcakes even has a chance to get out of the oven and start cooling.
January 19 | Unregistered Commenterbethama
I just love your ideas. I'm also so glad you do this. Where would I find a recipe for two of the greatest food groups... cupcakes and beer? I will be in Washington DC next month. Any must see places?
January 19 | Unregistered CommenterBake with Mommy
I love this!!!! This is perfect. Since we're in college my roommates and I are always trying to find ways to bake without an oven-all we've got is a toaster oven in our kitchen. We've made cookies in it, now we'll have to try cake!
April 4 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

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