"Ham" Solo Savory Cake

Recipe by Arlyn Osborne
READY IN: 3hrs 35mins




  • Make the cheese garnish:
  • Place 1 ½ cups of cheddar cheese in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and pliable.
  • Scoop the cheese into the mold, pressing and spreading into the bottom.  You don’t want to fill the entire mold - just the Han Solo indentations and enough to cover the entire rectangle.
  • Microwave for 15 seconds then tap on the counter.  Freeze until solid at least 1 hour.
  • Carefully remove the cheese from the mold and set aside in the fridge.
  • Make the savory cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 7x11 inch cake pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Combine the Bisquick, milk, sugar, egg, and salt in a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until combined.
  • Add the Gruyere cheese, sautéed onion, ham, and chives and fold with a spatula to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake until lightly golden brown, about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool completely in pan.  Meanwhile, take the Han Solo cheese garnish out of the fridge and let come to room temperature.
  • Run a small offset around the edges of the cake and invert onto a cutting board.  Remove parchment paper and then invert again. If needed, level the top of the cake with a serrated knife.
  • Place the cheese garnish on top of the cake and trim the cake with a serrated knife so that the cake and cheese have the same dimensions.
  • Set the cheese garnish aside and spread the softened butter over the top of the cake.
  • Place the cheese on top of the butter, pressing to adhere.
  • Transfer the cake to a platter and serve with more ham and butter.
  • NOTE: Find the Han Solo Carbonite mold on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MWA47C/ref=asc_df_B008MWA47C5433421/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B008MWA47C&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241969147179&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8305212910512134706&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004065&hvtargid=aud-441392016954:pla-396230580849.