Every year the Easy Bake Ovens go on sale dirt cheap around this time. What's not cheap is the mixes! Learn how to make your own mixes. Both my boys had EB ovens. I just wish I knew with my oldest son what I learned when my youngest son received his oven.
Save yourself a TON of money with these recipes to make your child their own mixes for a fraction of the cost.
Quick Toy Oven Cake
~2 tablespoons commercial snack cake mix -- (any snack cake mix that you just add water to, we've even used regular cake mixes with good results even though the eggs & oil were omitted)
~1 tablespoon water
Mix cake mix and 1 tablespoon water (use only enough to make a cake batter consistency). Place in greased toy cake pan.
Bake for 10 minutes. Makes 1 serving
Don't have a cake mix? Here's a "scratch" recipe:
Toy Oven Chocolate Cake
6 teaspoons flour
4 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
3/4 teaspoon shortening
1 Pinch salt
6 teaspoons milk
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, shortening and salt. Add milk. Pour into greased baking pan that comes with the toy oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Note: If you don't want a chocolate cake, omit the cocoa and add a drop or two of vanilla with the milk. Makes 1 serving
FROSTING (for 2 cakes)
4 tsp Shortening 1/4 tsp Vanilla
2/3 c Powdered sugar 2 tsp Milk
Colored sugar crystals for decoration
Stir together shortening, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy. Spread 2 tsp. of frosting on top of 1st layer. Add 2nd layer and continue frosting. Sprinkle with colored crystal sugars. Frosts a 2 layer cake.
BROWNIES (6 wedges)
2 1/2 T Sugar 1/8 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Oil 4 tsp Chocolate syrup
2 T Plus - 1 tsp Flour
Sir together sugar, oil, vanilla, chocolate and flour until the batter is smooth and chocolate colored. Pour batter into greased and floured pan. Bake 15 minutes. When cool, cut them into wedges or little squares. Makes 6 wedges or 1/2 inch squares.
6 tsp butter 1 pinch salt
3 tsp sugar 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3 tsp brown sugar 1/4 c flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
Cream together butter, sugars and salt. Add flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Divide into 12 balls. Flatten with thumb. Bake 8 minutes. Makes one dozen