Making desserts in silicone molds is a fun and easy way to create sweet treats for your friends and family. There are many different types of silicone molds available, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.
In this blog post, we will provide recipes for some delicious desserts that you can make using silicone molds. We will also discuss the process of using silicone molds for baking desserts. So get ready to learn about some amazing desserts that you can make at home!
What desserts can you make with silicone molds?
- Chocolate cups
- Entremet – Layered mousse cake
- Gummy bears
- Hot chocolate bombs
- Mini cakes
- Small cheesecakes
- Mini pies
- Peanut butter cups
- Pound cakes
- Tartufo – Layered ice cream
- Tempered chocolates
Can you make chocolate in silicone molds?
Yes, silicone molds are ideal for making chocolate. Certainly, you can make chocolate, chocolate cups, and chocolate peanut butter cups using silicone molds.
Can silicone molds be used in the oven?
Yes, silicone molds can be used in the oven. In addition, silicone molds can withstand a lot of heat, but always check the instructions on the package to find out the maximum temperature you can use them at. Most silicone molds are oven and microwave safe in addition to being suitable for chilling and freezing.
However, it is worth noting that silicone molds are best suited for using in the fridge and freezer. Silicone does not conduct heat as well as aluminum, making it less suitable for baking in the oven. Silicone molds are ideal for desserts that require either chilling or freezing.
Can you put silicone molds directly on the oven rack?
No, do not put silicone molds directly on the oven rack.
Instead, use a baking sheet for stability. Be sure to place the silicone mold on a baking sheet if you are going to bake something in it because silicone does not conduct heat very well. You will also want to place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of your oven so that your dessert cooks evenly.
Does it take longer to bake with a silicone mold?
It takes longer to bake with silicone than with aluminum or metal. Silicone does not conduct heat as well, therefore it takes a longer time to bake with silicone. Darker molds can take longer to bake than lighter molds.
How to check if you have pure silicone bakeware?
Firstly, to check whether your silicone is genuine, do the pinch test. Next, pinch the silicone together to see where it is stretching. If your silicone turns white when stretched and bent, it’s not 100% pure silicone. Even when stretched and bent, genuine silicone will remain a uniform color.
If it is not pure silicone, and has fillers such as plastics, the bakeware may warp or even melt in high temperatures.
What is the highest and lowest temperature you can use silicone molds at?
To clarify, the highest temperature a silicone mold can withstand in the oven is 200°C without being damaged. If baked at temperatures greater than 250°C, they will begin to break down.
The lowest temperature silicone molds can withstand is -60°C without being damaged. Before utilizing your specific silicone molds at very high or low temperatures, be sure to check the temperature capabilities listed in the package insert.
Advantages of silicone molds for baking desserts
- Silicone molds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it easy to find one that fits your needs.
- They are non-stick. Therefore, they are easy to clean.
- They are dishwasher safe; in other words, you do not have to wash them manually.
- The flexible silicone material allows the molds to be popped out of the desserts easily; as a result, it is easy to serve them.
To clarify, it means that you don’t have to wait for the desserts to cool completely before popping them out of the mold – you can eat them warm right off the stove!
How do you clean silicone bakeware?
To clean your silicone bakeware, you will want to use a mild soap and water. You can also use a baking soda paste to help get rid of any baked-on foods. Be sure to rinse the bakeware well and air dry it before storing.
Silicone is non-stick, so there is no need for cooking spray or butter. However, you may want to dust the molds with flour before adding the batter to prevent sticking. You may also place your silicone mold on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Chocolate recipe for silicone molds
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- A pinch of salt
- 20 macadamia nuts (optional)
- Silicone molds for the chocolate
- First, measure the coconut oil and add the powdered sugar. Next, make sure that the oil is liquid. If the oil is not liquid, you must leave it at room temperature for a while. Do not microwave it or heat it.
- Meanwhile, add the unsweetened cocoa powder into the mix. Use the sifter to do this; do not pour the cocoa powder directly. Whisk the ingredients until it is smooth.
- Add the macadamia nuts
- Spoon the chocolate mix into the silicone mold.
Finally, freeze it for about 20 or 30 minutes. Make sure that the chocolate sets. Remove them from the molds later, and then serve!
Cake recipe for silicone molds
- 160g all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 4g baking powder
- 50g corn starch
- 100g soft butter
- 120g marmalade
- 40g brown sugar
- 60g vanilla yogurt
- Silicone molds for the cake
- Beat the butter and add the brown sugar. Then, add the marmalade until you get a light color.
- Separate the egg whites; add the egg yolks into the mix, not the white. Mix.
- Add the vanilla yogurt and whip for two minutes
- Sift the flour and add to the mix, along with the baking powder and the starch.
- On a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until they are stiff. Then, fold the egg whites into the dough.
- Pour the dough into a silicone pan; pre-heat your oven to 180-degrees Celsius and bake for 50 minutes.
- To check if it is cooked, insert a toothpick into the cake. The toothpick must come out clean. If the dough is cooking too fast, cover it with aluminum foil.
The last step is to take the cake out of the mold and then decorate it. Enjoy!
Peanut butter cups recipe for silicone mold
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 bags chocolate chips
- Silicon baking mold
- Food processor
- Double boiler
- In a food processor mix the peanut butter, sugar, and salt. Use low settings in the food processor and mix well. Set it aside in a bowl and then refrigerate it. Do not freeze it.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler with coconut oil. If you do not have a double boiler, you can boil water, put the chocolate in a bowl, and put the bowl in the water.
- Once the chocolate has melted, add a layer of chocolate in your silicone mold Rat the bottom only. Refrigerate this until the chocolate hardens.
- Add chocolate to the sides of the mold once the bottom layer is hard enough. Refrigerate again until the chocolates on the side are hard.
- Add the peanut butter mixture to the mold, and let it sit on top of the bottom chocolate layer. Fill the molds to the top.
- Next, cover the peanut butter mixture with more liquid chocolate. Chill it until it is hard.
Once the peanut butter is hard, pop it out of the silicone mold and serve!
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these delicious desserts in your silicone mold. If you’re in the mood for a delicious dessert, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, try one of these recipes that can be made using silicone molds.
From chocolates to cakes, there’s something for everyone here. With such a variety of shapes and sizes available, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what kinds of desserts you can create. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get creative in the kitchen!