Monday, January 15, 2024

Snowflake Cakelets

Winter has definitively arrived here in Texas! It's 16 degrees as I type write this and it is time to sit by the fire and enjoy some gingerbread tea and a cakelet.  

I did a taste test to both of these gingerbread teas and neither one out performed the other.  

My Johnson Bros Friendly Village always come out in the wintertime; love this cozy pattern.  

My youngest son and DIL gave me a gift card to Sur La Table awhile back, and this Nordic Ware Frozen Cakelet pan was on sale!


While the cakes were cooling on the rack before I could ice them, my son walked through the kitchen and ate one!

This rusty looking votive holder was a gift from my mom and I love it!

Yield: 6 cakelets, plus a mini loaf
Author: Kitty, but recipe is from Nordic Ware
Snowflake Cakelets

Snowflake Cakelets

You could make this recipe into cupcakes. The recipe is not overly spicy and perfect with some gingerbread tea or tea of choice.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Glaze (optional)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour or spray cakelet pan (I used Baker's Joy).
  2. In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer until light and creamy. Add both sugars and blend thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time. Mix thoroughly. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk. Add vanilla and blend. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour batter evenly into cakelet wells. I had a little extra and made a mini loaf. Tap gently on the counter to remove bubbles.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool completely before icing.
  6. Glaze: Combine powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Put cakelets on a rack (I do this over the sink) and pour glaze over them. If you wish, you can pipe frosting on to accentuate. I sprinkled some sparkling sugar to enhance the frosty effect.

My son Tim invited me to attend Avery's club volleyball tournament.  

We had to say goodbye to Riley as he left for South Korea, but we were so thankful that he came home for a visit.  

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Your cakelets and tea in the JB cup look truly cozy by the fire, Kitty. I think your son was trying to help you out with design by eating one. Designers always say uneven numbers are better, and it looks like six wouldn't have fit on your chosen tray. 😉
    The family moments are always a treat to see. God's speed to Riley. 🙏

  2. What a fun pan Kitty, the snowflake cakes are perfect for this freezing weather! Thank Riley for his service! Stay cozy~

  3. As always, you create the nicest tea times to share with us, Kitty. Your snowflake cake pan was a great purchase with your SLT gc! How did Avery's team do? And I will be praying for Riley.

    I tell ya though, SK is one great place to experience amazing things. I highly recommend the YouTube channel "Korean Englishman" with Josh Carrott and Ollie Kendall. I am a huge van of that channel and esp the spinoff one, JOLLY. It is wholesome, funny, interesting - and the "cast of characters" will keep you coming back for more. Their friends and family are amazing. I absolutely love those guys. But boy have I learned a LOT about Korean culture through Korean Englishman!! They were even invited to attend a formal dinner event at Buckingham Palace recently - that is how much their influence has brought Korea into the mainstream. So proud of them!!

  4. Those cakelets look too good to eat but I would! Your grandchildren are growing up so much. Look at tall your Riley is! Such a handsome young man. Adding Riley to my prayer list as he goes to South Korea. Have been missing my blogging time with friends and hope to get back in the saddle again. At least somewhat! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. We're currently at -2 and -10 is predicted for tonight with 9 inches of snow on the ground and coating the tree branches! It's hard to complain too much since we had such a fairly mild fall with no measureable snow since Halloween. Your snow cakelets are adorable, Kitty and so are your grandkids. Wishing a speedy and safe return to Riley.

  6. Delicious looking cakelets, Kitty, and great to enjoy in wintry weather. It's been so cold here, too. Lots of hot tea being drunk.

  7. Brrrr Kitty! We're warmer than you are here in NC, Mother Nature must have confused Texas with New England. :) Love your pretty snowflake cakelets, I can see why one got pilfered before it could be iced. I love JB Friendly Village too and the gingerbread tea sounds so warm and comforting for a winter day. We are dipping down into the teens tonight and then again, this weekend. Safe travels for Riley, I know Molly was glad to have him home for the holidays. Stay Warm ♥

  8. Kitty, wow those snowflake cakes looks so festive and I bet are delicious tasting. It's so cold there in Texas. We have snow today and the first in 700 days. It's so nice to see a few inches of snow. I hope you stay warm and cozy and enjoy the week.

  9. Kitty, how special to enjoy tea by the fire with snowflake cakelets. They are so pretty and perfect for winter. JB Friendly Villiage fits in nicely. So glad you got out to visit Avery’s volleyball tournament. Happy week ahead.

  10. I've always been a fan of the JB Friendly Village pattern. My mom has the mugs and teacups.

    The snowflake cakes are so cute! Is the H&S Willliamsburg Ginger Cake tea sweet because of the molasses.

  11. it's warm and toasty in your kitchen today, friend. just the kind of visit that hits the spot when the temperatures are frigid!

  12. Your son sounds like Kevin and Zach! Sweets don't last long around our house! I can't eat sugar, but I still enjoy baking and making special things for them. Seeing them enjoy it is almost as good as getting to enjoy it myself. May God bless you today, sweet friend!

  13. My those cakes do look good enough to eat - even before they are iced! But I really think I would enjoy a cup of those teas. The snow is lightly falling here and a nice cup of tea sounds just right!

  14. I well remember those cold Texas winters! Sitting inside by the fire is a great idea! Your cakelets are adorable! I know your son loves to taste test all the goodies you make! Prayers for your Riley as he leaves for South Korea. Stay warm and safe - we are having freezing rain here today. Hopefully you guys don't get this next, it seems to be the weather pattern lately. Many blessings to you dear friend!


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