Casual Confections now has a shop on Threadless! There are four designs currently available with more on the way. And you know food and baking puns are going to make an appearance!
Be sure to swing by, say hi, and grab some tasty treats.
These are some of the goodies that will be available for purchase while supplies last. If you’d like to preorder, send an email to CasualConfections@gmail.com. You can pay via invoice or pay day-of in cash. Your order will be ready for you to pick up at the table.
- Assorted Cookies
- Brownie sugar cookies
- Chocolate hazelnut
- Chocolate chip raspberry
- Apple cider sugar cookies
- Chai sugar cookies
- Maple sugar cookies
- Dean’s I Want Pie bars
- Red raspberry
- Butterbeer fudge
Wacky cake is a term I’ve heard for a while now in baking blogs and baking groups. I knew it was a Depression era recipe and that it is a go-to for people with certain dietary restrictions. One of my last bakes in 2019 was my first go at a wacky cake. I had bookmarked a recipe by Kathy P. a while back and dug it up to give it a go. The recipe is originally egg free and dairy free plus she has plenty of recommendations on how to customize the recipe to meet other dietary needs.
For my go, where the recipe calls for oil, I used coconut oil. This added the soy free element to the cake. Note that coconut is sometimes part of a nut allergy and sometimes not. If you need to avoid nuts and soy, go with palm oil instead.
I highly recommend giving this cake a go, even if you aren’t baking for a specific diet. It’s very easy to make, doesn’t require eggs or milk, and, as Kathy P. points out, you can make it in the same pan you bake it in, so there’s very little mess to clean up (see her recipe for the single pan instructions)! And it’s fully of chocolate goodness.
Kathy P.’s Wacky Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp vinegar
5 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda) in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Mix wet ingredients (vinegar, oil, vanilla, water) in a separate bowl and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until you get a smooth batter. Do not beat.
Pour into a greased and floured pan (8″ square, 9″ round, 12 cupcakes)
Note: some wacky cake recipes say that no greasing is required. I placed parchment circles at the bottom of my pans (2 6″ rounds) without greasing or flouring and they came out of the pans fine.
Bake in the oven until it tests as done, about 35 mins for cake, 20 for cupcakes.
Did you grab a slice of the sarlacc pit cake, the blue or orange Portal cakes, or the galaxy glaze cake at last year’s Geek Gala? You didn’t but this sounds right up your alley?
Well, “good news, everyone!” I will be donating treats again to this year’s Geek Gala and Casual Confections is a vendor at this year’s Muggles Market!
I know what you’re thinking. “Please have the butterbeer fudge!” It is 100% on the menu for the Market! I’m also cooking up fun new geek-themed treats that will all be available for purchase.
Keep an eye here on the blog for upcoming Market-related experiments and officially product announcements ahead of the event.
See a goodie you’d like and want to ensure you get some before they’re sold out? Place your order ahead of time and I’ll have it ready for you to pickup onsite. Email me at CasualConfections@gmail.com or use the Muggles Market tab (coming soon) at CasualConfections.com.
Be sure to grab your tickets for the Gala! One of the raffles will include a gift certificate for a Casual Confections baking class!
Casual Confections has a logo!