I have to say that, as a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Fred‘s new Cakewich Cake Pan appealed to me immediately. This is a cake pan shaped like a big slice of bread. When you bake a cake in it – preferably a white cake or other cake that will be similar to the color of sandwich bread – you can simply slice it in half to get a finished product that looks remarkably like a giant sandwich!
This is a silicone pan and users of silicone pans will know that they don’t brown as well as regular metal pans do. To improve the color on the outside of this white bread look-a-like, be sure to butter and flour the pan before using it. Using butter, rather than cooking oil, will give you some extra browning during baking, and having a thin layer of flour will contribute to the “crust” look – although if you were a kid who went crustless, just bake the cake directly in the pan.
I like the sweet PB&J idea pictured for this cake pan, but you can bake savory quick breads – like a savory cornbread – in this pan, halve them and fill them with savory fillings. You can then slice up the sandwich into wedges and have savory snacks with a great presentation.