CHERRY MINI CAKES

Jo Anne Sugimoto

By
@sugarnspicetedibears

Aren't these little cakes adorable! Would be very elegant on your Holiday Table!
Mele Kalikimaka, Everyone!!! XOXOX Jo


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Rating:
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Serves:
Approx. 60 Mini Cakes

Ingredients

1 box
white cake mix with pudding
1 pkg
0.14 oz. cherry flavored unsweetened soft drink mix
1/4 c
water
1/3 c
vegetable oil
t tsp
almond extract
3
egg whites

FOR GLAZE:

2 lb
powdered sugar
1/2 c
water
1/2 c
corn syrup
2 tsp
almond extract
2 to 3 tsp
hot water
holiday decorations or candy hearts
piping bag or zip-lock bag

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 375 degrees or 325 degrees for dark or nonstick pans.

2Grease only the bottoms only of about 60 mini muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray, or you can use liners.

3In a large bowl, beat all mini cake ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

4Divide batter evenly among muffin cups about 1/2 full. If using one pan at a time, refrigerate batter while the other little cakes are baking. Wash pan before filling with batter again, or place new liners.

5Bake 10 to 13 minutes, do a toothpick test and if it comes out clean, remove the cakes to a wire rack and cool for about 5 minutes then remove them from the pan to cool completely.

6Place the cupcakes on a wire rack with a drip pan below or use waxed paper to catch the dripping glaze.

7In a 3-quart saucepan, mix all glaze ingredients except the hot water on low-heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved.

8Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons hot water. If necessary, stir in up to 1 teaspoon more water so glaze will just coat the cakes.

9Turn each cake, top side down on cooling rack. Pour about 1 Tbsp. of glaze over each cake, letting the glaze coat the sides. Let stand until the glaze is set, about 15 minutes.

10Top each cake with your chosen decorations. Store covered at room temperature.

11Can also be frozen for up to 2 weeks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes