Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cake Mix Mini Bundt Cakes
I don't often makes cake for the two us as a full size cake or a 9x11 pan cake is too large, so I make cup cakes and freeze them for an occasional dessert, but these mini cakes are really extra special.
I think they'd be great for potlucks, or bake sales. They're larger than a cup cake
I watch for boxed cake mixes when they go on sale for around a dollar and stock up on several flavors, as I also use them for making cookies. I googled for various bundt cake recipes, then decided to use a simple boxed yellow cake mix to launch my pans. With such intricate molds I followed directions and sprayed and flour-dusted the molds before pouring in the batter.
I was delighted with the results. One regular boxed mix made 12 mini cakes. I filled molds with slightly less than a half cup of batter and followed directions on the box, baking at 350 about 30 minutes, and let let them cool a few minutes when done. They popped right out.
For my first time, I doctored the cake mix by adding a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract, and also about a tablespoon of poppy seeds. Then I made a simple lemon juice and powdered sugar glaze to drizzle over the first two I served.
I froze the extras. Jazzing the others up in the future offers endless possibilities. I'm now looking forward to trying other flavors and being creative with extracts like peppermint in a chocolate mix, or rum extract in another. And frostings can vary, too: chocolate or caramel drizzle and sprinkled with nuts or coconut; or served with fruit and syrup, or just a good old-fashioned scoop of ice cream.
Estimated cost of 12 mini-cakes: $2.00 or less or about .17 cents each or less.