I admit I am a sucker for a baking gadget or novelty baking tin. As such I was delighted to try a Fill n Flip Pan from the Create and Craft company. I keep seeing all of these beautiful cakes with a deep layer of filling so I was keen to try a recipe for myself. For my first attempt I tried a brownie recipe – heavier cake recipes tend to work better in more unusual shaped tins. (Also, who doesn’t love cheesecake brownies?)
I know my cake isn’t the most well decorated masterpiece but I always like to think my baking is pretty rustic. Dane actually made a point to tell me how much he liked his cake and it was pretty popular when I took it into work – I think the deep fill means you can add contrasting flavours and really experiment with your baking. I found the cake tins so easy to use and my two cake pieces fit together really well. The tins themselves are incredibly well made. Although you need to grease them to make them non stick, the cakes come out really easily which I suppose is exactly what you want from a cake tin.
To make your cheesecake brownie you will need:
For the cake
315g soft brown sugar
250g dark chocolate
35g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
Cake release spray or extra butter for greasing
For the filling
280g light cream cheese
50g icing sugar
1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam
Grease your cake tins. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Beat your eggs and sugar together until fluffy and leaves a trail on top of the mixture. Use a sieve to add in your flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Melt your chocolate and butter together and slowly fold into the batter.
Pour into the cake tins and bake for about 30 minutes until a skewer comes out of the thickest past of the cake clean. Remove from the cake tins and set aside to cool.
To make the filling beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. Spread a thin layer of jam onto the bottom layer of the cake. Add the cream cheese filling into the inner hole of the cake. Press together the two lake layers. Serve to anybody who deserves a treat (including yourself).
Thank you to Love Cooking for sending me such an amazing produce. I will definitely be using this again in further baking ventures.
I was sent the Fill n Flip Pan to review but all opinions are my own.