Almond Petits Fours

Use mini muffin cups to make tender little cakes covered with a sweet almond glaze.

  • prep time 1 hr 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 60

Ingredients

Cake

1
package white cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1
teaspoon almond extract

Almond Glaze

1
bag (2 lb) powdered sugar
1/2
cup water
1/2
cup corn syrup
2
teaspoons almond extract
1
to 3 teaspoons hot water

Decoration

Assorted colors decorating icing (in 4.25-oz tubes), fresh edible flowers, or purchased candy flowers
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms only of about 58 mini muffin cups with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box, adding 1 teaspoon almond extract with the water. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about half full). (If using one pan, refrigerate batter while baking other cakes; wash pan before filling with additional batter.)
  • 3 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Place cooling rack on cookie sheet or waxed paper to catch glaze drips. In 3-quart saucepan, stir powdered sugar, 1/2 cup water, the corn syrup and 2 teaspoons almond extract. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is pourable. Turn each mini-cake on cooling rack so top side is down. Pour about 1 tablespoon glaze over each cake, letting glaze coat the sides. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • 5 With decorating icing, pipe designs on cakes, or garnish cakes with flowers just before serving. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Petit Four
    Calories
    110
    (
    Calories from Fat
    15),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    60mg
    60%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    19g
    19%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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