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5 cakes that you can prepare even if you don't have a mold – Italian Cuisine

You can make a homemade mold, prepare desserts that do not require it, or even use the pan. Here are some ideas

These days you have decided to take advantage of the time available for learn to cook. Well done, it was time! The cakes in this period they are popular and are a good starting point. Maybe, however, you are missing the indispensable tools like the electric whips, the planetary mixer, a pastry board, a rolling pin and above all baking pans and molds. In the latter case, the good news is that you don't have to give up preparing delicious cakes to cheer up and sweeten your afternoons because we'll tell you where to cook them if you don't have a suitable mold.

DIY mold (Do It Yourself)

Although we advise you to always have a round hinged mold at home, one for the donut and one for the muffins, we would like to reassure you that you can get by even without it because you can prepare at least 5 delicious cakes that don't require baking in the mold. In the meantime, however, do this housework which can always come in handy when needed.
Prepare a ring of tinfoil. Just take a nice sheet of aluminum wide enough for the circumference you want to give to the ring, fold it many times until you get a wide band and then close the ends of the circle with adhesive tape.
You can place this ring on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pour the dough into your center. Bake and go!
You can also make molds of other shapes always with foil, but during baking the cakes rise and lose their shape. With the circle you are never wrong.


There galette it is a very easy cake to prepare and also very beautiful to bring to the table.
The basis is made of pasta brisee and the filling is from fruit.
You can indulge yourself in choice of flours to be used in the dough which can be a mix of wholemeal and cereals, spelled and 00, rice and buckwheat for a gluten free version, or simply 00 flour.
And then use the seasonal fruit it's a jam at the base that holds everything together a little.
The is also very good salty version with cheese and vegetables inside.


Crepes Pie

To prepare this cake you don't need a cake mold, but one no stick pan because you will have to prepare many Crepes.
Once ready, between one and the other you can put whatever you want, as long as there are many layers until you reach the height of a real cake.
We advise you to stuff it with jam if you want a breakfast cake and snack, or with cream and custard if you want a dessert for an after dinner.
Read all our tips to prepare a beautiful and delicious Crepes Pie.

Pan-fried cake

The simple cakes that are prepared for breakfast, such as the paradise cake or the yogurt cake, Yes they can cook in a pan. Did you know?
Just pour the cake mixture into a buttered and floured non-stick pan and then cook for 5 minutes with the lid on low heat and then for another 20 on medium-high heat always with the lid, then turning the cake on the other side for others 10 minutes.
For uniform cooking choose the bigger stove.


A dessert that does not require the mold is also it strudel.
Delicious in every season, even if in winter, warm and with semi-whipped cream, it's the end of the world.
You can prepare it with a ready-made sheet or brisée or you can make homemade pasta.
Of course, the inside must be placed apples with cinnamon and sugar e a little bit of Apricot jam to the base.
You can add walnuts, pine nuts and raisins and you can lightly caramelize the apples before stuffing the strudel. In many cases some is also added crumbled biscuit to absorb the moisture of the fruit.
The version with le is also excellent pears instead of apples and we suggest in this case to enrich it with chocolate flakes.
If you want to know more, read on our tips on strudel.

Tart without mold

A tart without mold it prepares very easily because the pastry stands on its own if you make it pretty compact.
Of course, the shape may not be perfect, but if you draw a circumference with the pencil on the parchment paper you will get away with it.
Just cut the pastry to size, then build a high edge with the remaining pastry and fill the inside with the jam.
Decorate again with the classic grill or with the dough cut with a biscuit cutter and bake directly on the oven tray that you will have used as a base.
For the shortcrust perfect, we refer you to our recipe.

Three cakes to be prepared without yeast – Italian Cuisine

Three cakes to be prepared without yeast

You can make a breakfast cake without yeast and we will prove it to you! These: paradise cake, grandmother's cake, sponge cake and brownies

You went to the supermarket with the intention of preparing a cake for breakfast and a snack and you did not find the yeast?
In these very slow and crazy days, in fact many people have thought of taking refuge in the kitchen to bring some joy and light-heartedness to the table. And what makes you happier than a cake?
Don't worry, we give you more than one solution to prepare one cake even if you don't have yeast.

Yeast-free but leavened

You can prepare many desserts without the yeast: cheesecake, creme caramel, ice cream, pudding, biscuits and many other enjoyable things.
But if it is the cake you want, and not just any cake but a soft breakfast cake, one that you remember grandmother's cake and who knows about home comfort food, we will give you some ideas to make it soft and leavened, but without leavening agents.
Let's start immediately from a classic: the paradise cake.

Recipe of the paradise cake without yeast


120 g of 00 flour
120 g of potato starch
120 g of sugar
50 g of butter
3 eggs
3 yolks
1 lemon


First, whisk the whole eggs and sugar in a planetary mixer or with electric whisk for a long time.
It will take about 10 minutes to obtain a super frothy and very light mixture.
Then add the yolks and the grated lemon zest and whisk again.
Meanwhile, let the butter melt separately and once cold add it to the mixture.
Finally, mix the well-sifted flour with the potato starch to the rest.
When adding flour, be careful not to disassemble the eggs you have beaten before. Whisk as long as possible to obtain a soft and high cake.
Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured cake mold and bake in a hot ventilated oven at 160 ° for 40 minutes.

Variant with fruit

You can turn the paradise cake into an apple or pear cake.
Just add the fruit cut into thin slices in the dough.
In order not to dismantle the mixture, you can work in layers and then start with a little dough on the cake tin, continue with thin slices of fruit and then cover with other dough and again with fruit until all the ingredients are finished.
Complete with a sprinkling of sugar and always bake at 160 ° for 40 minutes.

Sponge cake

Sponge cake is also a cake without leavening and also without oil and butter, have you ever thought about it?
Preparing it is simple, but you need to pay attention to cooking to keep it moist and spongy.
First whip 5 eggs at room temperature with a pinch of salt and 150 g of sugar.
Also in this case, use a planetary mixer for convenience because the whips will have to work for at least 10 minutes.
Then add 75 g of flour and 75 g of well sifted and whipped potato starch again.
Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured mold and bake at 160 ° in a hot static oven for 50 minutes, in a low oven shelf.
The sponge cake is already so good, perhaps stuffed with jam, cream or hazelnut spread.
But you can also use it to prepare other desserts, for example an English soup, a tiramisu, a zuccotto, or a birthday cake of course because even if you stay at home, birthdays are celebrated!


If you prefer a very tasty and super buttery breakfast cake, then brownies are for you.
To prepare them, however, you must have chocolate, dark or even white if you want to prepare the Blondies.
Melt 250 g of dark chocolate with 135 g of butter in a saucepan and let the mixture cool.
Separately whip 4 eggs with 250 g of sugar and then add the chocolate and butter.
Mix everything with 140 g of sifted flour and a pinch of salt and if you want add chopped walnuts or hazelnuts.
Bake in a buttered and floured square pan and bake at 180 degrees in a static oven for 20 minutes.

Jaffa cakes – 's Jaffa cakes recipe – Italian Cuisine

»Jaffa cakes - Misya's Jaffa cakes recipe

First prepare the jelly: leave the gelatine in cold water for at least 5-10 minutes.
Squeeze oranges until 120 ml of juice is obtained, then put the orange juice and sugar in a saucepan and start heating over low heat.
When the sugar is well dissolved and before the boiling begins, add the gelatin after squeezing it gently and stir to melt it.

Once the gelatine has dissolved, immediately remove from the heat and pour the gelatin onto the oven tray lined with parchment paper.
Let it cool for at least 1 hour or until it has hardened.

Cut the pandoro into slices and thin it with a rolling pin, then make circles with a 7 cm pastry cutter.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a water bath.

When it has solidified, make circles in the jelly as well, using a 6 cm pastry cutter.
Then start assembling your cupcakes: put a circle of jelly on each circle of pandoro, then cover with the melted chocolate.

Before the chocolate solidifies, decorate as desired with candied orange, then let it dry for at least 1 hour.

The jaffa cakes are ready, you just have to enjoy them.

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