DIY Mini Alice In Wonderland Cakes❣

📷: The Baker Chick

I may or may not have a little obbssession with Pumpkins! I mean I think they’re pretty, they turn into magical Horse drawn carriages that’ll take you to fall in love with a prince, I eat pumpkin pie instead of cake on my birthday (November 7th FYI), and I’m that typical white girl waiting in line at Starbucks for that Pumpkin Spice Latte (it’s coming❣❣).
So when I came across these Mini Pumpkin Cakes I just about freaked out!! It’s like a real life Alice In Wonderland moment (just these cakes won’t change your height!).

I found this recipe from the lovely The Baker Chick❣❣ Check her site out❣❣

I can’t wait to try them❣❣

mini pumpkin layer cakes

Yield: 6 mini cakes

 

ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves3/8 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅜ cup vegetable oil
  • One cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Frosting:

  • 1 8oz pacakge of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, (or vanilla bean paste if you have)
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar

instructions

For the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease or spray a half sheet pan and line the bottom with parchment, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Whisk together and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs and brown sugar for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy. Add the oil and pumpkin, beating until smooth.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients in 3 batches alternating with milk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Don’t over-mix!
  5. Pour the batter into the sheet pan and use an off-set spatula to evenly spread it throughout the pan. (This batter pretty much stays where you put it, so if it is spread unevenly it will likely bake that way.)
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until baked through and just slightly golden. (This bakes up pretty quickly since it’s so thin, I would check it every minute or two after 10 minutes so it doesn’t over-bake.)
  7. Allow cake to cool and then place a sheet of parchment on your work-space and carefully flip the cake onto it. Peel off the parchment.
  8. When cool- use a 3-inch biscuit cutter to stamp rounds out of the cake. Freeze the rounds until ready to frost.

For Frosting:

  1. Whip the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar, a little at a time until the desired sweetness and consistency is reached.

To Assemble:

  1. Place one cake round on a piece of parchment and spread 2 tablespoons of frosting on top. Repeat with 2 or 3 more layers, and either leave the sides of the cake exposed or give it a crumb coat and frost the whole thing.
  2. Top with cake crumbs and (in my case,) toffee bits!

notes

Cake Recipe adapted from: Food & Wine

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