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Acorn Cakelet Pan

Acorn Cakelet Pan

Acorns are not plentiful in my neck of the woods. There is a walnut tree near my year, so around this time of year I notice an upsurge in the number of squirrels attempting to bury things in my yard, however. I picture this pan as being a kind of  homage to nut-gathering animals everywhere. The Acorn Cakelet Pan makes 18 mini muffin-sized cakes shaped like acorns, with tops, stems and all. The detail put into these pans is impressive, and its nice to see that they included design beyond the simple shape of the nut. The pan can be used with any recipe you might ordinarily use to make muffins or cupcakes, so it works well for both savory cornbread and sweet cakes. If you can find it, try substituting a small amount of acorn flour for part of the all purpose flour in a favorite muffin recipe, since a recipe that uses the nuts would capture both the look and the spirit of the pan.

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  • CookiePie
    October 28, 2008

    How cute! Perfect for autumn 🙂

  • linda
    October 28, 2008

    Very cute 🙂

  • Jane
    October 29, 2008

    They are lovely. I love this time of year!

  • Coffee and Vanilla
    November 1, 2008

    I wish I had one 🙂

  • Vincent Segal
    November 4, 2008

    These screams chocolate. Maybe with some nuts to go with the theme. Loved them!

  • Marianne
    November 10, 2012

    Does anyone have the recipe that comes with this acorn baking pan? I’ve lost my copy. Help.

  • Anna
    November 22, 2012

    Marianna- I’m in the same mess! My DH threw out the packaging w/recipe! I’ve have this pan and I make pumpkin acorns and cornbread acorns. Was really hoping to make the spiced sweet bread recipe this came with. Always a big hit.

  • Anna
    November 22, 2012

    Maple Acorn Cakelets:
    1 1/3 cups flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp maple flavoring, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs

    In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg, set aside. In liquid measuring cup -stir together milk, maple syrup, vanilla & maple flavoring – set aside. In med. bowl beat butter & brown sugar on med. sped until light & fluffy. Beat in eggs, scaping bowl often. Reduce speed and blend in flour mixture, alternating with milk mixture until all ingredients are together. spoon 1 TBSP batter into each well in pant. Bake 350 10-12 mintues. cool 10 mins in pan before removing.

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