Cake in a Shell

Cake in a Shell

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  • 9 large eggs (Only one will get used in the cake.  The rest are just used for the shells.
  • ½ Cup flour
  • ¼ Teaspoon  baking powder
  •  Teaspoon baking soda
  •  Pinch of salt
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ¼ Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ Teaspoon lemon extract
  • ¼ Cup sour cream


  1. Carefully poke a small hole in the top of each egg, use a corkscrew to do this. The holes need to be large enough to fit the tip of a piping bag inside.  
  2. Empty the contents of the egg into a bowl and set aside keeping one of the egg contents separate to use in the cake recipe.
  3. Rinse the egg shells out thoroughly over the sink, soak in saltwater for 30 minutes. Rinse in cold water and lay the eggs hole side down on a paper towel to dry.
  4. Prepare your cake batter by combining all over the above mentioned ingredients including you single egg that you set aside for your cake recipe.
  5. Place your prepared egg shells into a cupcake tin. Use foil to help them to stand straight.
  6. Fill a piping bag with the batter and fill your eggs till they are about ¾ full.
  7. Bake in the oven until cooked- use a toothpick to check the cakes.


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