I recently had a request for a Pac-Man cake for an 80′s party. Yes! I listened to 80s music while I made this cake, and Pac-Man Fever was part of the playlist. As I made the ghosts, they all seemed to have their own personalities. Do you remember their names? (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) This cake brought back memories of playing Pac-Man and watching the Pac-Man cartoon on Saturday mornings. This was one of my favorite cakes to make!! However, I have to admit it was like a high school geometry quiz when I was trying to figure out where to put all the maze lines and pellets on the cake.
Did you grow up in the 80′s? What theme would you choose for an 80′s cake?
My friends at Mazola recently sent me a bottle of corn oil to sample. I frequently use canola oil in my baking and was intrigued by the idea of using an alternative. Check out these facts Mazola shared with me:
For those looking for ways to be kind to their heart, corn oil is a great option because it contains plant sterols. These nutrients help reduce the body’s cholesterol absorption, and corn oil, contains the highest amount of naturally occurring plant sterols per serving. In fact, corn oil contains four times as many sterols as olive oil and 40 percent more than canola oil!
I found a recipe for Mazola Corn Oil Cookies, and decided to try it! I added chocolate chips and M&Ms for a little extra fun! These cookies were easy to make and quite tasty. The cookie dough tasted so amazing that I had a hard time not taste testing over and over again. I have to admit that the corn oil worked just as well as canola oil in a cookie recipe. I am anxious to try the corn oil in some more baked treat recipes.
Mazola Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookies
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup Mazola corn oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup egg plus milk to make 1/3 cup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini M&Ms
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl.
- Add Mazola oil, blend well with fork or pastry blender. (Mixture will appear dry.)
- Beat sugar, vanilla and egg-milk mixture together until very light and fluffy.
- Stir into flour mixture.
- Stir in candy and chocolate chips.
- Chill about 1 hour.
- Roll out on a floured board or cloth. Cut as desired.
- Bake in a 400 degree hot oven for 7-9 minutes.