Cherry Mini Cakes

Folks are fans of bite-size desserts. And these tiny, tender cakes topped with a sweet glaze are no exception!

  • prep time 1 hr 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 58

Ingredients

Mini Cakes

1
box white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1
package (0.13 oz) cherry-flavored unsweetened soft drink mix
1
teaspoon almond extract

Glaze

1
bag (2 lb) powdered sugar (8 cups)
1/2
cup water
1/2
cup corn syrup
2
teaspoons almond extract
2
to 3 teaspoons hot water

Decoration

Miniature red candy hearts
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of about 58 mini muffin cups. In large bowl, beat mini cakes ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 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 13 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cakes from muffin cups 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, mix all glaze ingredients except hot water. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons hot water. If necessary, stir in up to 1 teaspoon more water so glaze will just coat cakes.
  • 5 Turn each cake so top side is down on cooling rack. Pour about 1 tablespoon glaze over each cake, letting glaze coat sides. Let stand until glaze is set, about 15 minutes.
  • 6 Top each cake with candy hearts. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Mini Cake (Cake and Glaze Only)
    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:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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