Perimeter Pound Cake (Created by Jancakes)
Wah Lah- here is Perimeter Pound Cake at its finest!! I recently teamed up with Jancakes to help create some of my math recipes. (Check her out at www.jancakes.com) This yummy Perimeter Pound Cake uses oreos to illustrate the concept of perimeter. Here is Jan’s ‘come-around-for more’ cake recipe. Mmmmmmm… Doing math was never so delicious!
Before You Begin
Prep time: 15 minutes + 45 minutes to bake
Oven temperature: 350
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 extra large eggs
Topping: homemade or ready-made icing, 16 oreos
1. Prepare an 8 inch square pan by putting some butter in the pan and rubbing it all around with a paper towel. Dust a large spoonful of flour on top of the butter to prevent the cake from sticking to the pan.
2. Place the sugar and butter in a large bowl and mix well with an electric beater. Add the eggs, one at a time.
3. Add half of the flour (Um, half of 1 1/2 cups is…. 3/4 cups) and all of the whipping cream.
4. Pour in the rest of the flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.
5. Pour the batter into the pan and put it in the middle of a cold oven. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake the cake for 45 minutes to one hour. (Toothpick trick to check doneness: insert toothpick. If it comes out clean- no gooey cake dough on it- the cake is done)
**** while you’re waiting for the cake to finish baking, check out the perimeter activities on the rest of this blog!
6. Once done, let the cake cool for 20 to 30 minutes (Don’t take it out of the pan).
7. When the cake is cool, cover the cake with icing and arrange the oreos around the perimeter.