Guest Post By The Author of Light Bulb Baking Book

Every Easy-Bake Oven comes equipped with several “just-add-water” mixes that make it easy for young bakers to learn the fundamentals of baking popular items such as cakes, cookies, and fudge. Refill mixes have also always been available and sold separately from the oven. Over the past 50 years, these bake sets have proven to be such a hit with consumers that more than 130 million mixes have been sold to date.

Initially, Kenner¾and now Hasbro¾ encourage exploration by packaging a cookbook with each oven so that amateur bakers could further hone their skills by creating original recipes using ingredients found in a typical kitchen.

With this in mind, here’s an original recipe for the Easy-Bake that was used by Lindsey Thompson, the 1998 winner of the Easy-Bake Baker of the Year contest.

Toffee Trifle Cake

Yield: 1 serving

2 Easy-Bake Oven plain yellow mixes

1 small box vanilla instant pudding

1 1/2 cups cold milk

1 small tub of Cool Whip, softened

2 Skor® or Heath® candy bars (crushed)

1. Make cakes according to directions. Let cool.

2. Mix milk and pudding.

3. Fold pudding and Cool Whip together.

4. In a trifle dish or glass bowl, layer the cake, then cover with some of the pudding mixture, then sprinkle 1/2 of the candy. Repeat layers. Chill until served.

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About the Author:

Todd Coopee is a writer, award-winning business owner, toy historian, and pop-culture enthusiast. His affinity for nostalgia, vintage toys, and baking fed his passion for the Easy-Bake Oven, which led to his 2013 retrospective, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven.

Todd lives in Ottawa, Ontario and has been known to bake tiny treats for his friends and family.

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