Nordic Ware Train Cakelet Pan
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An awe-inspiring finale to a holiday meal, this cakelet pan yields a vintage-inspired steam engine and six cars, all rendered with authentic details – from the Pullman Sleeper car to the Skytop Observation car. Crafted of cast-aluminum with our exclusive nonstick finish, it releases cakes smoothly and easily, with sharp details that that can be elaborately decorated or simply sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.
- Makes one steam engine and six train car cakelets: coach car, Skytop Observation car, Super Dome car, Vista Dome car, Pullman Sleeper car and dining car.
- Cast-aluminum construction creates beautifully defined cakelets.
- Pan distributes heat quickly and evenly to promote even rising, uniform baking and a golden crust.
- Our exclusive nonstick finish guarantees fast release and makes cleanup a breeze.
- Pair with any Williams Sonoma Quick Bread Mix or a favorite recipe.
- Made in USA by Nordic Ware, a family-owned company famous for its fine bakeware since 1946.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 10" x 16 1/2" x 1 3/4" high.
- 5-cup cap.
- Made in USA.
- Use & Care
- Before each use, wash pan with hot, soapy water.
- Oven safe to 400°F.
- Use only wood, silicone, plastic or other nonmetal utensils to avoid scratching the surface.
- For best results, brush pan with a nonstick baking spray with flour. Turn pan upside down and tap to remove excess flour. These steps will help ensure easy release and excellent pattern definition.
- When pouring in batter, begin with a small amount, making sure that the liquid fills in all of pan's details. Pour in remaining batter.
- To prevent overflow, do not fill more than 3/4 full.
- Gently tap pan on counter several times to release excess air bubbles from batter.
- After baking, cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
- To unmold, tap pan firmly a few times. Invert onto a cooling rack and lift pan away.
- Allow cake to cool completely before decorating.
- Hand-wash. Dry thoroughly.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners such as metal scouring pads, as they can damage the surface.
- A soft sponge or kitchen brush will remove baked-on food particles. You may need to scrub lightly.
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- Gingerbread Cake Recipe
3 3/4 cups (15 oz./470 g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
4 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
2 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
3/4 tsp. ground cloves
18 Tbs. (9 oz./280 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 cups (1 lb./500 g) firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
3/4 cup (8 1/4 oz./260 g) molasses
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz./375 ml) water
Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Generously butter the wells of the Train Cakelet Pan and dust with flour, or spray with Bak-Klene.
In a bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium, add the eggs and egg yolks one at a time and beat until incorporated, about 1 minute, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Reduce the speed to low, add the molasses and vanilla and beat until just combined, about 30 seconds.
With the mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture and slowly pour in half of the water. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and water. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl, then beat on medium speed for 10 seconds.
Divide the batter into two equal portions. Using one-half of the batter, fill each well about three-fourths full and smooth the top with a spatula. Place the pan on a baking sheet. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. If the top begins to darken too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.
Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes, then turn the cakelets out onto the rack and let cool completely. Wash and dry the pan and butter and flour the wells again. Repeat to bake the remaining batter as directed above. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim the domed cakelets to create a flat surface. Decorate or frost as desired. Makes 2 train cakes (each with 1 engine and 6 cars).
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicolette from Cute Train Cakelets I love this pan! The train comes out so cute, and you can make it longer or shorter by baking as many train cars as you want. I just wish there was a caboose! The pan has every other type of car, except the caboose.Date published: 2018-01-18Rated 5 out of 5 by UncleA from Great pan to thrill the children in your life. I brought two of these pans for my two niece they were thrilled to have them. After they used them and discovered how wonderfully they baked the cakes with many details on the train's cars they were elated. Each niece used different cake recipes and they found out that they both bake great cakes and the cleaning of the pans was very easy. I bought the pans for Christmas time baking but both nieces agreed they will use the pans all year round and just decorated them differently for each occasion.Date published: 2017-02-06Rated 1 out of 5 by KP2000 from No way with the gluten-free Gingerbread Mix! I have no idea why W-S is selling this wonderful cake pan with their gluten-free Gingerbread Mix because it does not work at all!! The cake first rose up way to fast and spilled out of the entire pan and all over the oven. Then the cake sank down into a sticky sugary disaster in the pan. It took two hours to clean up the mess and the entire "cake" was thrown away.Date published: 2016-12-09Rated 4 out of 5 by OpticsOctiCooks from Great Cake Pan! It is my first special shape cake pan, I love cooking with it! At first was frustrated because of how particular the pan is. When cooking with it I found using butter to grease it was best (I had a lot of trial and error) and bunt cakes seem to work best in it. My only complaint is how difficult it is to clean the small details, but the resulting cake is well worth it. I will definitely be buy other shapes in the futureDate published: 2016-12-06Rated 5 out of 5 by Margarita8 from Train cake pan I love it and also my 8 grandchildren! Easy to use. Cake comes out very easy and full of details!!Date published: 2016-11-30Rated 5 out of 5 by summerwedding from Trains, trains, trains! I purchased this recently for my son and as the holidays approached. I could not be more happy with the purchase! The train cars came out with excellent detail. The pan also comes with the cars labeled- perfect for the train aficionado. They came out of the pan very easily after spraying with oil. I used a carrot loaf recipe (only added half the sugar) instead of a bundt cake recipe and it turned out very well. Also was a great way to have my son get in a healthy(ish) snack.Date published: 2016-10-10