Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mini Bundt Cakes for Valentine's Day

Even with all the options for decorating and decorating cupcakes, sometimes I really get tired of them. So I just use my go to cupcake recipe from Nigella and then pull out my mini bundt pans and pour them into those molds instead. 

Then the fun begins. 

I've stocked up on Valentine's glitters and sprinkles so I decided to pipe a dab of cream cheese icing on top and make those little cakes as sparkly as possible.  I know we have a few weeks until Valentine's but I'm having so much fun working my way up to it.


Nigella's Fairy cakes Recipe
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
7 Tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup self-rising cake flour *
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
(May use 1/2 teaspoon almond extract instead of the suggested 1 tsp.vanilla extract.)
2-3 Tablespoons milk


Directions :
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with baking paper cups.

Put all the ingredients except for the milk into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Pulse while adding the milk down the funnel to make for a soft consistency. (I use the full 3 Tablespoons)

It doesn't seem like enough batter, but it will all work out, scrape every bit from the bowl and try to fill each cup equally.

Bake for 15-20 or until they are golden on top. (These are perfectly baked in 14 to 15 minutes @ 375* in my oven) It's best to start checking them at 12 minutes.

Icing for Fairycakes
8 oz cream cheese softened
8 oz unsalted butter softened
7-8 cups confectioners sugar
3-4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla

17 comments:

  1. Your cakes are beautiful and so are the photos.

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  2. I love small cakes. Yours look so delicious and cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the mini-Bundts! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  4. How cute are those! I love Nigella to itty bitty pieces. She's such a hoot to watch! I love the fine pink sugar sprinkled on top.

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  5. Sucker for bundt cakes, love these "fairycakes" though - and those sprinkles are adorable. Charming.

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  6. How cute are these. I love it!! I'm your newest follower :)

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  7. These are too precious! Nice change up from the standard cupcake form.

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  8. These are too cute!! I am still searching for some V-day recipes, and I don't know if I can pass this one up!

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  9. Oooo....so pretty! I have heart-shaped mini-bundts. Could be fun to try. :-)

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  10. In love with your cake stand....seriously WANT. Lovely job here, the extra mile on decorating adds so much.

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  11. Cute and pink! I've got to get one of those mini bundt pans. I'll have to write myself a note to remember!

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  12. These little cakes are so cute! Perfect for valentines day! :)

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  13. Oh! I just got a mini cake pan thingy (yea, thats a technical term) for the holidays and have been itching to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  14. I got a mini bundt cake pan a few weeks ago, and I pulled it out this week to give it a whirl. I kind of love it.

    These are a great idea. As much as I love GOOD cupcakes {and I do}, sometimes a girl just needs something different.

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