Lunch Box Cake Recipes is a complete compilation of recipes for cakes that can be made to fit inside a lunchbox container.
The featured bloggers have shared their favorite recipes and their “going to school” stories, demonstrating the creation of these mini cakes and sharing them with their classmates.
Each recipe is oven-friendly, easy to transport, and fun for kids. Many of the featured desserts are vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free; all are free from refined sugar.
What Size Is a Lunch Box Cake?
Most of the featured recipes are for cakes that are roughly 3 inches in diameter, which is about the average size for lunch boxes. Some desserts will make enough batter to create two cakes, but it is easy to halve a recipe if needed.
The most important thing to remember is that these treats must fit inside a lunchbox container with a closed lid!
How To Make Lunch Box Cake Recipes?
Step 1. Gather Your Ingredients and Tools
Collect all your ingredients and utensils together to be ready to work quickly. Make sure to have your lunch box container handy, along with any extras like doilies or cute stickers you want to add.
Step 2. Preheat the Oven
“Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.” Each recipe has been tested in a regular oven at this temperature.
Step 3. Bake the Cake
“Bake the cake until golden brown and remove from the oven.” Each recipe will have a specific baking time. Make sure to follow it carefully.
Step 4. Cool and Serve
“Cool completely on a rack before frosting. Transfer the cooled cake to a serving plate.” Most cakes are set up quickly, so you will want to remove them from the oven at the appropriate time to prevent overcooking.
With a little extra planning, you can make these fun little cakes in advance and store them in an airtight container for several days. Just be sure to note the serving size, so you will know when it is time to cut another slice.
How Many Calories in Cake?
Generally, these cakes fall under the 1000-calorie mark (the nutritional information for each recipe is listed below). A serving size is 1/2 or 1 cake, depending on the dessert. Many recipes are vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free, while some are refined sugar-free.
On average, you can expect to burn 2200 calories by preparing these lunch box cakes (it is best not to eat them straight from the freezer!).
How Long Will Lunch Box Cake Last?
Individual cakes will last for several days in a freezer. However, after several hours at room temperature, a cake will start to lose its moisture and taste.
Fill your child’s lunch box with one of these recipes, and it will be ready to eat by the time they are sitting down to lunch!
Tips for Wrapping Lunch Box Cakes
If you are sending a cake in a lunch box, you will want to make sure it is not crushed. Here are some tips for securing your dessert:
1. Use a plastic fork or spoon to poke holes in the top and bottom of the container.
2. Fold the top and bottom of the cake to secure the sides, then fold once more.
3. Add a few doilies or paper to the lid to keep it closed – this will help keep in any extra moisture while it is in transit.
4. Fill the container with a few teaspoons of water before shutting the lid. This will help to keep any soggy cake from soaking through to the sides of the container.
5. Add a dish towel or piece of cardboard around the outside of the lunchbox for extra protection – this will absorb any excess moisture that may leak out from your cake.
There you have it! The complete compilation of lunch box cake recipes for birthday parties, school lunches, bake sales, or just because. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, these recipes will be a hit with all your friends.