Friday, September 14, 2012

Mini Spice Cakes and Yay and Yay!


You all know I'm a huge fan of individual desserts. These are perfect for a small group of people and the presentation is so pretty because they don't need to be cut to be served. There are so many different fun ways to mix up this recipe. I kept thinking of ideas as I was making them. It's almost fall, which is super exciting for me. I love fall because of all of the flavors that typically accompany it. These adorable little cakes have just a hint of apple flavor in them and a soft spice flavor reminiscent of autumn. 


There are some really exciting things going on with me right now. The first yay! As many of you may (or may not, I know you're busy too) have noticed I have been posting less than I used to. It's not on purpose. I sure enough love baking and sharing it with all of you! I feel like I'm joining the masses here, but I am pregnant. Therefore, I've been having some problems baking more because I haven't felt like eating anything. I'm starting to feel better though and am becoming excited about baking on a regular basis again. I am about 14 weeks in and am due in March. We are super excited and our son just wants to know when the baby can play. It will be a while...

The other yay! In other news I was featured in a back-to-school cookbook with Foodie.com. I am one of 29 bloggers that have recipes published in it! You can check it out here. It's a free e-cookbook and there are some amazing recipes from awesome bloggers. I am completed honored to be part of a cookbook with such talented bloggers.The idea of the cookbook is that the recipes involve 10 ingredients or less and are quick and easy to prepare. There are so many recipes in there that look absolutely delicious and I just want to start cooking them right now! My recipes are on pages 22 and 112. I had so much fun creating recipes and taking the pictures for the cookbook. Check it out and let me know what you think!


Oh you want to know about the cute little spice cakes too? I had some fun ideas for those while I was making them. They would be delicious with some finely chopped apple tossed into the batter or you could top the finished cake with some caramel sauce if you would like. The cake is nice and moist but it would also be delicious with a side of ice cream, I was thinking pumpkin? It is the season for it, well almost. Happy Baking!


Mini Spice Cakes
Makes 6 mini bundt cakes

Ingredients:
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
- 1 whole egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
-
teaspoon cloves
- 1 packet apple cider drink mix
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease 6 mini bundt pan cups, set aside.  
2. In a large bowl mix together the brown sugar, butter, and egg until smooth. In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients from flour-salt until blended.
3. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring well. Slowly add the milk, stirring slowly to blend (so it won’t splash). Add the remaining flour mixture and stir until it is completely blended.
4. Evenly distribute the batter into the pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.



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