We knew you were coming

so we baked you a cake. Ever since we bought this amazing cake pan from Williams-Sonoma we have been obsessed with baking little villages, whether they be for Christmas or just to try some fun table centerpiece ideas. We were introduced to chocorooms recently and just had to add them to our newest village.

Below is the recipe that came with the pan. We thought we would share it with you because it makes for the perfect little cakes, crunchy outside and soft inside. (we are brownie corner people....) We used it for our valentine's cakes by doubling the recipe for a jumbo cupcake pan.

1 1/4 Cups (200g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup (155g) sugar
3/4 cup (180ml) milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
8 Tbs. (1 stick/125g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Have all the ingredients at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour the wells of the pan.

Over a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Using a handheld whisk, stir in the milk, egg, vanilla and butter, one ingredient at a time, until combined.

Bake about 35 minutes.

Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes, then invert the cakes onto the rack and let cool completely.

Our recent experiments in baking has left us wanting to start a bakery, although we may need a year in France to learn. But stay tuned, we will be sure to share with you our most recent attempts. If you're interested, the little circus people we used on the cakes can be found here.


  1. i so want to become miniature right now and skip through your village... that spice cake really is amazing in taste & texture. and i am so glad you introduced me to those mushrooms - yum!