Sandwich Maker Cakes

Happy Eid/ Eid Mubarak!


I would like to wish you all a very happy Eid!  I hope your day was spent well, as ours was.  We spent our Eid with my in-laws, where my mother in-law cooked an amazing spread and I was in charge of desserts.  I made Gulab Jamun, Mawa Cake, and Qawami Seviyaan (recipe coming soon).  One dessert that I didn’t make, which is usually made in our home on Eid and other special occasions, was a Custard Trifle.  It’s a favorite on my in-law’s side of the family.  It consists of a layer of vanilla cake, any flavored custard, some nuts and shredded coconut, and sometimes a layer of Jello.

Whenever I’ve made this Trifle in the past, I’ve had to first bake a pound cake for the cake layer, which isn’t really an issue if it weren’t for the extra time and preparation.  I no longer need to bake a pound cake to prepare this familial Custard Trifle.  I stumbled upon a genius recipe on Ambreen’s blog, which not only produces soft and absorbent cakes, but also allows me to utilize the sandwich maker that I bought in a rush last year on the morning after Thanksgiving.  After sitting in my cabinet for almost a year without being touched, I have finally found a reason to use my $4 Black Friday find 🙂

Oh and I forgot to mention the best thing about this past Eid!  I finally met, face-to-face, one of absolute favorite bloggers, Asiya!  We were visiting some family who happened to live near her, and Asiya graciously invited us to her home.  My husband, Zuni, and I had a wonderful time talking and spending time with her and her family.  We can’t wait until the next time we meet!




Sandwich Maker Cakes

Yield:  8 – 10 Cakes


  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until thoroughly combined.  Add eggs and vanilla one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Fold in baking powder and flour.

Turn on sandwich maker and wait until the red light turns off.  Lightly grease the inner plates of the sandwich maker by spraying them with nonstick spray or brush with oil.

Spoon batter into the cavities of the sandwich maker until full but not overflowing.  Close the lid and allow the cakes to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

If the cakes aren’t ready, cook for longer, making sure to check after every minute.

Cakes taste best eaten right away.


18 responses

  1. Guess I’ll look for a 2 £er sandwich maker at boxing day now. Looks great and love the platter too 🙂

    Looking forward to read the qawammi sewiyaan recipe.

    Eid Mubarak.

  2. It was wonderful meeting you Henna! Inshallah next time will do dinner! FYI Bilal is better Alhumdullilah. His temperature went up to 103.5 yesterday but since then he has been well. I was getting scared there would be an infection but he was fine all day today.

    $4 for a sandwich maker is pretty amazing…unfortunately I don’t have one. I’ve thought of getting one but my cupboards and drawers are already overflowing I don’t know where I would keep it 😦 Cakes look perfect and Zunoon’s little hand really steals the show in this picture 🙂

    • I’m so glad we made it happen 🙂 As for your little one, Alhumdullilah I’m glad he’s better 🙂 Him fighting a virus is just a way for his body to become stronger iA 🙂
      And I know, $4 is awesome, huh? It was on sale for $4 and I was like “why the heck not?!” Sadly this was the first time I used it. But I guess better late than never 🙂

  3. Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullah,

    MashaAllah you had a joyous eid
    wow I never knew you could make cake in a sandwich maker! This I got to try, I’m off to find my sandwich maker lurking in the back of one of my cupboards no doubt….

  4. Eid Mubarak 🙂
    Love the picture of the little hand sneaking in 🙂
    You are lucky to have had the chance to meet Asiya. I wish I could have the chance to meet one of my fellow bloggers 🙂
    Maybe one day!
    I would have never thought of making cakes in a sandwich maker! that is a brilliant idea

  5. Belated Eid Mubarak dear:)

    Your sandwich maker cakes look too good and the little hand cute:) Masha ALlah!

    I have tried making Ambreen’s cakes and they tasted delicious and took very little time to make.

  6. These are the most creative things I’ve seen made in a sandwich maker. You are so clever! They look so nice, too! My sandwich maker would need a really good clean before making these though, because I put croissants in it (crazy?) which slathers its insides with butter! Saves any issues of things sticking and adds a buttery crisp the next time I toast sandwich bread though 😉 hahaha…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s