Our family hosted Easter this year; it’s been a blast, a wonderful blur of mess making in the kitchen over the past week as we sampled, tested, tweaked and tried out a variety of new recipes. In our house most holidays revolve around food and family (what else is there, really?) and this was no exception.
We wanted to do bite sized snacks but I’ve never had much luck with cake pops– they just always seem like so much work, and I’m an incredibly lazy baker.
But these were the perfect solution: little bite sized cake bites, made in the Holstein Cake Bite maker! You just plug it in, mix up the batter and scoop it in. It does the rest for you. And then I was like, “Okay, I can make these after all!”
The kids always have a lot of say of what comes out of the kitchen. They’re tough critics and quick to tell me when they don’t approve of our creations, so we played around with this recipe quite a bit to make it just right. The end result is a really light and buttery little ball of deliciousness. Sweetened with maple syrup and a bit of raw vanilla sugar (we just put some vanilla beans in our sugar jar), then for looks and a bit of extra decadence give them a dusting of powdered sugar.
And since it’s Springtime, pairing this sweet treat with some fresh fruit is a must! My kids decided that serving with strawberries is the way to go. I agree.
Just fill each little hole with your batter, close the lid and bake. Then remove and devour. That’s it!
These treats– and treat maker!– are the perfect addition to your Springtime cooking. You know those days when the weather outside is just perfect (not too hot, not too cold) and the thought of spending the day in the kitchen seems like such a chore? Just bring this tiny, portable little cake bite maker outside with you! It’s the perfect size for patio cooking and your kids will love baking alongside with you!