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Feb 6 / dbartolus

Car Cakes

Ricky’s newest hobbie is finding cake pans at the Goodwill.  These car cakes came from a pan he paid $4.00 for!  We used Martha Stewart’s basic pound cake recipe with great results.  We glazed the cars with a powdered sugar glaze and finished them with colored sugar.


  • 1 pound (3 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 sticks softened unsalted butter, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 9 large, room-temperature eggs
  1. STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter two 5-by-9-inch loaf pans. Combine all-purpose flour and salt in a bowl.


    • Buttering and Lining Cake Pans
  2. STEP 2

    Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy, for 8 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to medium, and add vanilla extract.

  3. STEP 3

    Lightly beat eggs, and add to mixer bowl in 4 additions, mixing thoroughly after each and scraping down sides. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 4 additions, mixing until just incorporated. Divide batter between pans. Tap on counter to distribute; smooth tops.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake until a tester inserted into center of each cake comes out clean, about 65 minutes. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack.


Martha Stewart Living, July 2009

Blue Car Cake

Blue Car Cake


Red Car Cake

Red Car Cake


Red Truck Cake

Red Truck Cake


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