Tasty Thursdays: Cherry Baby Cakes

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspired by a super cute candle from Pookaberrys Candle Bakery that I received from Cameo PR's press preview (which I will post at a later date), I decided to make this Tasty Thursdays recipe about Cherry Baby Cakes. I found this recipe on Better Homes and Garden. This makes about 30 small cakes.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 2/3 cup milk 
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2/3 cup cherry marmalade or cherry preserves, large pieces snipped if necessary 
  • 30 maraschino cherries with stems, drained 
  • powdered sugar icing
Directions: 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line thirty 1-3/4-inch muffin cups with miniature paper bake cups;* set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Spoon 1 scant teaspoon of batter into each muffin cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cherry marmalade and top with 1/2 teaspoon additional batter.
3. Bake cupcakes about 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.
4. Pat cherries dry with clean paper toweling. Frost each cupcake with about 1/2 teaspoon icing. Dip half of each cherry into remaining icing; place on top of baby cakes. Makes about 30 small cakes.
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25 comments :

Dancing Branflake said...

This looks so good! I want to make them for my next birthday party. Cute!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hello poppet, how's tricks?

Yum, you've just got me thinking about one of my fave and easiest cupcake recipes - cherry/coconut!

These look real good!
x.o.x.o

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Looks yummy and adorable! X

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Maddy said...

How cute! Love the mini-bite sizes :)

Josie said...

These are ADORABLE and so fun for spring!
xo Josie
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janettaylor said...

Just cute! :D

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unikorna said...

Astonishing photos and delightful combination. I love the way you combine art and food :). Congrats and kisses.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

As a cherry fanatic and cake enthusiast, I give this post FIVE thumbs up! (That means I give you my two thumbs and I kidnapped a friend and a one-armed man to give you the other three, because I love this recipe THAT MUCH). Seriously. I'm making this ASAP.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You definitely had me at cherry!

VintageDanielle said...

so cute and tiny!!

rouli said...

yummieee

rouli said...

yummiieeeeeee

Bushé said...

mmmmmmmm...yummyyy!!!!!

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Stylemebad said...

How cute is that candle! Do you cook or bake?!

Grace said...

Those look amazing!!

Slamdunk said...

I think I'd would need a plate of these. They look fantastic.

head + heels said...

nom nom nom. looks delicious!

lapetiteblonde said...

umm so delicious!!xoxo=)

Noke Synthen said...

Thanks for sharing and wish you a nice day.

Sick by Trend said...

OMG!!! delicious :D

xx

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Yummy! I would love one of those, but maybe in the next couple of days--I'll be back in nyc and hitting the mini cupcakes!

xo Mary Jo

DailyGlamour said...

yummy !!!

yummychunklet said...

How cute and delicious!

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