D is for Dinner: Easy Bake Oven baking

Ottawa's Todd Coopee has spent many a day basking in the glow of the Easy Bake Oven. He's about to launch his new book"Light Bulb Baking" and shares an award-winning toffee trifle cake recipe.
Todd Coopee has around 35 Easy Bake Ovens in his personal collection. He's launching his new book Light Bulb Baking on Nov. 4. (Todd Coopee)

Ottawa's Todd Coopee has spent many a day basking in the glow of the Easy Bake Oven, and he shares his baking tips on D is for Dinner this week.

D is for Dinner is a weekly food segment on CBC Ottawa's afternoon radio show All in a Day with host Alan Neal.

Coopee is about to launch his new book Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy Bake Oven Nov. 4 at Art-Is-In Bakery, showing off his massive personal collection.

Coopee has shared a recipe from his new book — the 1998 Easy Bake Baker of the Year contest winner at that.

Coopee's toffee trifle cake recipe requires only five ingredients and minimal preparation. (Todd Coopee)

Trifle Toffee Cake

  • 2 Easy Bake Oven plain yellow cake mixes.
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding.
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk.
  • 1 small tub of Cool Whip, softened.
  • 2 Skor or Heath candy bars (crushed).

1. Make cakes according to directions. Let cool. 

2. Mix milk and pudding.

3. Fold pudding and Cool Whip together.

4. In a trifle dish or glass bowl, layer the cake, then cover with some of the pudding mixture, then sprinkle 1/2 of the candy. Repeat layers. Chill until served. 


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