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Mini cakes – Delicious recipes and ideas for charming cakes in small format

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Baking cakes and decorating them imaginatively is your passion and you are constantly looking for new inspiration for your sweet delicacies? How about mini cakes, for example? The popular saying “small but nice” applies here in absolutely every respect. The charming mini-sized cakes are definitely in no way inferior to their big role models. With their handy size, they are easier to bake and are a real eye-catcher. In this article you will find recipes for tasty and attractive mini cakes that pamper your palate and inspire with a great look.

Prepare quick mini tarts – mini cheesecake with raspberries

raspberry tart mini cake cheesecake

With our first recipe for mini cakes you can prepare delicious cheese cakes with white chocolate and raspberries without baking. For this simple and fruity dessert you will need the following ingredients:

  • 150 g raspberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 30 g shortbread biscuits
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 25 g powdered sugar
  • 120 g white chocolate chips

Bring the raspberries, lemon juice, and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Stir occasionally and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the fruit puree from the heat and let it cool down. For the mini tart crust, crumble the biscuits and mix them with a quarter of the chocolate and butter. Pour the mixture into the mini cake baking tray and press firmly. Put the mold in the refrigerator. If you do not have a special baking pan for the mini cakes, you can use starter rings that you wrap tightly with aluminum foil on the underside. Strain the raspberries through a sieve and add to the cream cheese. Then pour the fruit and cream cheese mixture over the bottom of the cake. Chill the mini cakes for another two hours. Then remove the tartlets from the rings and garnish with chocolate chips and whole raspberries.

Prepare vegan mini cakes – gluten-free cheesecake with berries

mini vegan cake frozen wild berries

Vegans don’t have to forego the small, sweet temptation either. The mini cake recipes are also available in vegan versions, which simply taste breathtakingly delicious and look unique, you will not find?

Ingredients for the cake base:

  • 130 g almonds
  • 180 g dates, previously soaked in water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

For the cream filling:

  • 200 g cashew nuts, soaked overnight
  • 80 ml maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pulp of a vanilla pod
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 80 ml almond or oat milk
  • Berries of your choice to decorate

wild berries raw mini tarts vegan

Line a 6-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Put all the ingredients for the mini cake bases in the food processor and process everything into a homogeneous, sticky mass. Add a little water if necessary. For the cream filling, put all the ingredients in the mixer and stir until a thick, creamy consistency is obtained. Add 1-2 tablespoons of plant-based milk as required. Finally, spread the cream on the bottom of the tartlet and put it in the freezer for at least 3 hours. Thaw 30 minutes before consumption and garnish with berries of your choice.

Mini pie recipes for bundt cake

low carb mini tarts gugelhupf

If you would like to surprise your guests with a tasty and newly interpreted classic cake for a special occasion or simply for a coffee party, then you can bake these little bundt cake. You can bake attractive and juicy mini yoghurt gugelhupfe from these ingredients:

  • 180 g of flour
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 170 g natural yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  •  Pack of vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

For the glaze:

  • 120 g powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry juice
  • 3 tablespoons water

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Mix the butter, eggs, sugar, lemon zest and yoghurt with a hand mixer. Add the flour and baking powder mixture and mix into a smooth batter. Then fill the dough into small bundt cake molds. These products make 12 pieces. Bake the mini cake Gugelhupf in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. For the glaze, all ingredients are simply mixed together well. Sprinkle the cooled mini Gugelhupfe with it.

Low carb mini chocolate cake with chocolate and coconut cream

chocolate icing mini cakes decoration sugar sprinkles

If you pay attention to a reduced calorie intake, you can bake this gluten-, nut- and dairy-free recipe for small chocolate cakes.

Ingredients for four tartlets:

  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 35 g coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 50 ml coconut oil
  • 60 ml coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp chocolate chips, melted

For the cream:

  • 300 g coconut cream
  • 175 g chocolate, melted

mini cream chocolate cake recipe

Grease the muffin cups and line them with paper liners. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff. Mix the moist ingredients with the hand mixer, adding the melted chocolate only at the end. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to the remaining ingredients. Then fold in the whipped egg white. Bake the mini cakes in a preheated oven at 175 degrees for 20 minutes. Let the small cakes cool down.

mini chocolate cake two-tier recipe

In the meantime, whip the coconut cream until frothy, add the melted chocolate and stir again. Put the finished cream in a piping bag, squirt it onto the cakes and place another tart on each. Round off the enchanting look of the delicious dessert with a little chocolate sauce and sugar sprinkles.

Mini chocolate cake

decorate mini cakes chocolate cream

If you cannot resist the sweet temptation of a chocolate cake and you find that the combination of the chocolatey taste and the delicious cake bases always result in a real pleasure, then our next recipe idea is something for you. When decorating the mini chocolate cake, you can let off steam creatively and conjure up small, unique works of art. You can make these enchanting chocolate tarts from light-colored cake bases according to your taste or, if you are a real chocolate fan, use chocolate or cocoa in the batter.

cake base baking cut out chocolate cream

Bake the cake base in a baking sheet and cut out the individual mini cake bases with a cookie cutter in the desired shape and size. You can turn a mini-sized chocolate cake into a lovingly decorated birthday cake in no time at all. A heart-shaped mini cake, on the other hand, is sure to make your loved one happy on Valentine’s Day. Whether you design the mini chocolate cake with two or three levels is of course entirely up to you.

buttercream mini chocolate cake

Here is a delicious recipe for chocolate frosting that you can use to assemble and decorate your mini chocolate cake:

  • 120 g soft butter
  • 95 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ovaltine
  • pinch of salt
  • 85 g chocolate chips, melted and chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the chocolatey mini tart frosting, mix all the ingredients in the kitchen mixer until you get a smooth and fluffy mixture.

Pink buttercream for mini cakes for children

mini cake buttercream children heart shape

You can design the cake decoration according to your own ideas. You are also welcome to use the techniques that you know from the other cake recipes, but a little more sensitivity is required here. Colorful sugar sprinkles and confetti turn the tasty mini cake into a great and colorful birthday cake. Otherwise, beautiful shapes can be created with various injection nozzles.

mini cake baking heart shape recipe

If you want to bake a colorful mini buttercream cake, you can use these ingredients to prepare a delicious buttercream in no time, which you can color with the food color of your choice.

  • 75 g butter
  • 225 g powdered sugar
  • 2 Table spoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring

Stir the butter until soft. Add the milk, vanilla and half of the powdered sugar and whisk for 5 minutes. Then add the remaining sugar and whip the cream until frothy. Finally, add the food coloring drop by drop.

Mini Linzer Torte

mini linzer torte bake wild berries baking pan

Another sweet classic that is really nice to look at in small format is the Mini Linzer Torte. The fruity cake, on which you place strips of dough in a grid, actually doesn’t need any further decoration. You can also bake the Mini Linzer Torte in greased and floured tartlet molds and after cooling down you can enjoy it.