Friday, May 20, 2011

Mini Bundt Cakes for Little Guests

This week it was my little one's Birthday ! He couldn't wait for the weekend for his party with grandparents( nana-nani) and friends. So my little Dennis the Menace decided to have a pretend party in his 'Castle of Let's Pretend'. Both me and my husband were excited with his detailed preparation. From  arranging tiny flower pots  to some jigsaw puzzles followed by a fabulous party with a cute idea of doing potluck at home. He asked us that each one of us shall make something special for his party with Diego, Dora, Spongebob, Backyardigans and of course we too. Now we had to make something yummy for his party. His nani made him a tasty platter of aloo-puri and I made him mini bundt cakes for his little friends. Now I was in a fix which glaze I should go for - Tres Leches or Dulce de leche, hence ended up doing both.

The recipe for these mini bundts is pretty simple, Check out the details:

1 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tsp vegetable oil

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F
Place sugar in a bowl. 
Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder over the sugar and whisk to combine. Set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk milk, vanilla extract, eggs, sour cream and vegetable oil together.
Gently fold flour mixture into liquid mixture until combined.
Pour into bundt cake moulds (grease moulds with vegetable oil before using)

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

And our cakes are ready to get dressed.

Dulce de leche is avaiable in the supermarket but incase you want to make it yourself, here is the recipe.

Ingredients for Dulce de leche:
1 can of sweetened condensed milk. (We will cook it in the can) 

Remove the labels from the cans and wrap them in aluminum foil . Set the can in a slow cooker and completely cover them with water.  Cook on low for ~8 hours depending on how you like your caramel.  If you do it longer you will have it darker. Take the can out & let it cool  and then open and its ready for use. Refrigerate any unused dulce de leche.

Ingredients Tres Leches Glaze:
1/2 cup  low-fat evaporated milk
1/4 cup  low-fat milk
1/4 cup  low-fat sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract

Whisk together all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Set aside for 15 mins & whisk again.
And our glaze is ready to use.

Brush cooled cakes with glaze. 
We will make six Tres leches & six dulce de leche cakes using this method. Allow cake to absorb glaze and continue to repeat a few times, use approx half the amount of each glaze for this purpose. Now, pour approx 2 tablespoons of glaze on top of each cake. 

For a stronger flavor, brush a layer of plastic wrap with the last glaze coating and then tightly wrap the cakes with it and refrigerate them overnight.

My son enjoyed his birthday treat, hope my readers enjoy it too... !!!


~~louise~~ said...

Oh my goodness, they are just too cute.

I'm going to save this recipe. I have the cutest mini bundt pan that I've never used because I didn't know how to adjust the recipe.

I'm sure your son had a fabulous birthday party.

Thank you so much for sharing...

kankana said...

happy birthday to your lillte one. I see you made a awsm treat for his party :) The glaze selection sounds great too.
BTW . where are you these days ? been long since I met you in 'tweeter'

Raji said...

WOW..lovely mini cakes for the party and the recipes sound simple too. I liked both the glazes.
Happy Birthday to your little one.

sweetlife said...

these are super cute!! love the dulce de leche glaze!!


Priya said...

Happy birthday to ur lil one, those mini bundt cakes looks soo gorgeous and pretty..

Laura said...

I would love to know where you got the little bundt pans!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking bundt cakes with or without the glaze cute as well

sweetart said...

happy birthday to you lil guy!!! These look great and I think the mini bundts are so cute! where do you get silicone molds?

Vatsala. said...

Happy Birthday to your little one.
It is a nice treat. Liked the glaze.
You have nice collection of recipes. Please do visit me when you get chance.
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About Last Weekend said...

Hi nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by today. Love these cute little bundts - and the name! - they are adorable. You blog looks so incredibly yummy

Jeannie said...

Hi! This is my first time visiting and I love your moulds and of course your delicious creations too! Lovely!

My Little Space said...

Hi Sonia, thanks so much for visiting my blog earlier. Sorry for my late reply. I've been sick for the past few days. Bad flu & fever. Hopefully, i'll be back in shape soon. Btw, you've such a beautiful blog. Love all your pics. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful baking & cooking. Will scroll around after this. Have a great day, dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I love baking with my mini bundt pans but I need yours- my mini pans are an actual pan not individual bundt molds. I love that yours are silicon. Where on earth did you get them.

The perfect cake for your son and his guests- he has one lucky momma! Love the whole idea! Hope he had a great day!

Annie's Dish said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Those mini bundt cakes look so delicious and cute!

RavieNomNoms said...

Happy Birthday!! Those are just the cutest little cakes I have ever seen! What an absolutely cute and fantastic idea! yummy

Sonia said...

ThankYou so much to all my lovely friends for all your wishes and blessings.
I got a set of 12 mini bundt moulds by Kitchen Aid from a store nearby. They are available at amazon too.
Cheers, Sonia

Danelle said...

I love those little bundt cake pans!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Happy Birthday to your little one! :-) My son will turn 5 next Monday and he's so excited too! Your sugar coated bundt cakes look sooo delicious! It's nice when mommy can make this kind of cake. Me, um no baking so far. :-)

Hind said...

Little cakes are tooooo good!!!!Oh my you make all this!Great.Happy B'day to your kiddy.Lots of Blessings

Amber said...

These baby bundt cakes are too cute! I stumbled onto your blog today randomly because of these little bundt pans! I bought them at a store for only $3.99 and went on to see what they actually were selling for and I saw a review with your the name of your blog, totally random :) Now after seeing your post, I am super excited to bake with these! I bake regularly and post recipes on my blog for soy and lactose free baked goods, I'd love it if you stopped by!

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Sonia said...

Thank you so much guys for the warm wishes and for being here ! Have a wonderful day !
Much love, Sonia

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