DIY Edible Projects

How To Make Mini Cakes

In honor of our fourth birthday, our in-house culinary expert Caitlin whipped these little cuties up to help us celebrate. These delicious little treats are perfect for any celebration. You could even use them as individual little treats at your wedding desert table. Guests would be wowed. We love pink and orange so we made a tasty raspberry and orange zest cream cheese frosting. Read on learn how to make mini cakes.

Put on your favorite apron, Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and butter and flour 2 mini cake pans and get read to learn how to whip up some delicious mini cakes.

What You Need
11/2 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS ground cinnamon
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole milk

Step 1
Sift together the AP flour, cake flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment cream the sugar and buttter together on medium high speed until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Next starting with the dry ingredients alternate in three batches with the milk. Mix until combined being careful not to overmix. You should have a smooth batter lump free. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing.

Step 2
Make the frosting.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3-4 cups powdered sugar
5 oz fresh raspberries
tsp vanilla extract

Method:
Combined all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz packages chilled cream cheese
4 Tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cups powdered sugar 2 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbs cup chilled sour cream

Method:
Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until well blended. Beat in sugar, the orange zest and vanilla. Beat in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate until frosting is firm enough to spread, about 30 minutes.

Step 3
Once the cakes have cooled completely. Using a serrated knife carefully cut off the tops of the cakes. To make a three layer cake fill each layer with either frosting. Ice the whole cake with a thin layer and chill until hardened. Once the cakes have hardened finish icing with a generous amount of frosting. Enjoy!