CHERRY MINI CAKES

1
Jo Anne Sugimoto

By
@sugarnspicetedibears

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Approx. 60 Mini Cakes

Ingredients

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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

How to Make CHERRY MINI CAKES

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.

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About CHERRY MINI CAKES

Course/Dish: Cakes




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