Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tea For Two-sday ~ Almond Baby Cakes Again

Happy Tea For Two-sday! Hope your week is off to a lovely start and that you have a cup of your favorite tea already in hand!

I decided to rerun a post from last year. This is such a yummy little recipe! These cakes go well with tea, but also for any occasion. Enjoy!

Originally published June 3, 2008:

I felt like sharing a recipe for something yummy to have with tea. I have made these little cakes for tea - you can decorate them to go with any theme. Everybody likes them!

Here they are at a recent tea party:

I was in a bit of a hurry with this batch; you can take your time and really create something cute. I have even arranged them on a plate and spelled out a message with one letter on each little cake. And the recipe makes a lot, so if you "mess up" any decorating, you can go ahead and eat your mistake!

I got the recipe from a Betty Crocker booklet.

Almond Baby Cakes

1 pkg. Supermoist white cake mix
1-1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 egg whites

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

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of about 60 mini muffin cups with shortening or spray bottoms with cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1-1/4 cups water, the oil, 1 teaspoon almond extract and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about 1/2 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 wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

4. Place wire 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 baby cake on wire rack so top side is down. Pour about 1 tablespoon glaze over each baby cake, letting glaze coat the sides. Let stand 15 minutes.

5. Decorate any way you like with decorating icing. Store loosely covered at room temp.

Hope you get a chance to try these out!
Have a lovely Tea For Two-sday!


  1. Is somebody a little busy these days? LOL. Those do look good and your camera skills have greatly improved since that picture! LOL. You love me don't you?
    They do look yummy!
    Big those are so last year and I'm up with the here and now type cakes size hugs to you!
    Oh me!

  2. My favorite recipe. One that is easy that my daughter and I can do together.

  3. Oh those look sweet, cute and yummy! ;)

  4. Well, since I wasn't around last year, I'm glad you re-posted! :D

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe Lisa. I can't wait to try this over the weekend where my friends will be having a nice chit chat. Hope you could share more recipes like this. Thanks Lisa!


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