Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bake Sale for Haiti

Hey fellow cakers...

Last night as I was posting I felt an overwhelming sadness for the situation in Haiti. Feeling bummed that I couldn't help out in a more tangible way, it hit me... Use what you've got! Why not turn this renewed passion for baking into something that could really make a difference?

I found this recipe and thought it would be perfect to bake up and sell to raise funds and donate. Would you consider joining me?

*** UPDATE *** After trying this recipe once, I would suggest less egg!!! It was VERY custardy in the eggy sense. Not really up to our sweet-tooth standards. I did try it with coconut pecan icing and it was VERY good.

Haitian Cake


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk (boil a cup of milk with several sticks of cinnamon and let reduce to 3/4 cup, and let cool, and discard the cinnamon sticks)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 8 1/2 round pans.
  2. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Mix until the mixture is light, fluffy and smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt. With the machine running, add 1/4 cup of the flour mixture at a time, gradually add milk. Mix well. Pour the filling into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until the center is firm. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Use any flavor of icing.

I'm still forming this idea and want some help!

- Thought of coming up with something specifically related to Haiti... maybe cupcakes with their flag?

- Maybe setting up a table outside a store this weekend?

- Maybe taking them to work, school, church, etc... and setting out a donation cup?

- Set up a blog and have people posts their earnings and make one big donation?

Let's do this! Need your suggestions...

1 comment:

Lani said...