Cake in a Crate | Review | Unboxing

*product was received free for review
 Cake in a Crate is a clean baking kit sent to you (as frequently or infrequently) as you’d like. You’ll receive your favorite cake or dessert ingredients along with a recipe from one of many of the artisanal bakers that lend their reimagined recipes of classics to Cake in a Crate! Prices for each dessert vary.

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Here’s the Box Breakdown
 Our first glimpse inside Cake in a Crate! Such pretty packaging, so delicate and pretty
 Everything that we received in our Cake in a Crate.
We received the Hazelnut Mini Cakes Kit from my name is yeh which costs $38
All kits (including this one) are gluten free, refined sugar free, soy free, kosher friendly, and vegan.
Everything is absolutely adorable!

So what is all this stuff?

Our recipe. Everything we need to do to create these pretty little cakes in six steps or less
The recipe seems simple… we actually feel confidant that we can pull this off
Chocolate Bits
 Vegan chocolate bits to create our yummy ganache
Hazelnuts
 Hazelnuts are the key ingredient in this recipe… so of course they’re included

 Coconut Oil
 Our coconut oil came in two sizes. One small size for the ganache and another larger size for the cakes
We love that almost everything is pre-portioned. So all we have to do is add it in
 The larger of the two containers that we received in our Cake in a Crate
Maple Syrup
 We received maple syrup in two sizes as well. One for both the ganache and another for the cakes
 These little jars are too dang cute!
Does this recipe not sound delish?
Flour Blend
 This flour blend is gluten free!
Sea Salt
 Because baking requires salt. Ours came in this adorable tiny envelope… love it!
Sprinkles
 The most fun food of them all! Sprinkles!
Organic Coconut Cream
 This can was adorably tiny! 
 The measuring cup sticker indicates we need to measure this out (it was the only thing not pre-portioned
 Vanilla Extract
 Because extra flavor never hurts!

Okay, so now what?

 Well, first we grease our cupcake tin and prep
We familiarized ourselves with the recipe as well.
 This was simple enough for even a novice baker (us)
We preheat the oven to 350 and get our hazelnuts ready to toast

 We left them in for about 10 minutes and then pulled them out once they had a nice crispy golden color
 Then we crush them and put two tablespoons aside for our ganache. 
Next we add in our baking blend and our sea salt and flour
 Once all of our “dry” ingredients are combined 
 We combine the “wet ingredients”- the coconut oil (large container) and maple syrup (large container) vanilla extract and the coconut milk (reserve one tablespoon for ganache)

 Our vanilla
 Our vanilla and coconut oil
Our measured coconut milk
 Once we’ve added them all we stir it all up and then add it into the dry ingredients
 Whisk the dry and wet ingredients together and then pour into the muffin tins
 Fill them to about 2/3rds full 
 Bake at 350 and start checking for doneness around 16 minutes
 Now we move on to the ganache, which was super simple 
 Combine cocoa bits and coconut oil and microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted
 Then stir in your coconut milk and maple syrup and continue stirring until the ganache cools and voila!
Once you’ve taken your hazelnut cakes from the oven let them cool in the pan for about five minutes
Then let them cool on the baking rack before applying the ganache
Then ganache and sprinkle it up! Go crazy! 
See how one is missing – we ate it! 

These were delicious!

So in summary

Cake in a Crate is a great way to expose ourselves to clean eating and cooking and also different resources for clean eating. We love the healthy alternatives they offer to regular store bought desserts and the attention to detail with the pre-portioned ingredients. The recipe was at once simple and manageable but also delicious and left us with a wonderful treat that we feel good sharing with our children. Cake in a Crate has so many different options on their site (in case you are cuh-razy and don’t like hazelnuts). There’s Caramel Apple Spice Cake, Chocolate Silk Pie, Lou’s Chocolate Cake, Two Kinds of Cheesecake, Sweet Vanilla Lavender (we love florals so this looks incredibly enticing) so there is something for everyone! 

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