One Very Tiny Cake…

by Jamie on January 3, 2009

This week, I made cupcakes for the boyfriend’s co-workers. I used the Hershey’s recipe from the back of the cocoa powder can and topped them with Buttercream Dream frosting. I had a little batter left over, so I spooned it into a 4 inch springform pan and baked until it passed the toothpick test. The boyfriend requested chocolate frosting for his mini cake, but his co-workers wanted vanilla on the cupcakes. I have made the Buttercream Dream frosting numerous times since Em posted it on her blog. Whenever I needed chocolate frosting, I would simply add cocoa powder to taste and some brown gel dye to color. This time I decided to experiment and folded in melted semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate into the vanilla Buttercream Dream. This was simply delicious and in my opinion was much more rich and chocolate-y than the cocoa powder version. I removed about 1 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting and melted a little less than 1/4 cup chocolate chips then basically folded it in to taste. I sliced the mini cake in half, frosted the center with vanilla frosting and then frosted the entire cake in the chocolate version. I pushed chocolate sprinkles into the sides of the cake and voilà…I had one mini cake coated in chocolate frosting! This cake and frosting combination is always a big hit, in fact one of his co-workers ate 6…yes I said 6 cupcakes in one 12 hour work day!
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Engineer Baker January 3, 2009 at 12:48 pm

As you probably well know, I’m a sucker for minis, and that cake is just adorable. Lucky boyfriend!


~Mrs. Guru~ January 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Looks delicious!


Dawn January 3, 2009 at 4:43 pm

too cute!


pinkstripes January 3, 2009 at 6:04 pm

What a perfect looking mini-cake! Well done!


Hayley January 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm

So cute and girly…I love it!


Megan January 3, 2009 at 8:12 pm

What a pretty looking cake! The layering is beautiful, not to mention it looks absolutely delicious!


pigpigscorner January 4, 2009 at 11:05 am

Aww that’s cute. Looks really chocolatey and delicious!


Marthe January 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm

This minicake is soooo cute!!!


Ingrid January 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Cute cake. I saw that buttercream recipe over at Em’s blog. Guess I really do need to give it a try.


alexandra's kitchen January 5, 2009 at 10:38 am

I love anything mini. Somehow it always tastes better. i think that’s probably more mental than anything, but still. Beautiful cake!


Maria January 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I love mini stuff! The cake is adorable!!


Sweet as Coco January 6, 2009 at 7:55 am

This is so so cute! Im a big fan of the mini cake(ok Im a fan of mini ANYTHING!)


Chic Cookies January 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

This cake kept catching my eye so much on foodgawker and tastespotting I HAD to post about it on my edible crafts blog, part of (You can see your post at It just looks so ridiculously yummy!!! Thank you for sharing.


Deborah W January 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm

That is simply adorable! And looks yummy….thx for sharing!


Lori November 21, 2010 at 8:03 am

Oh my! That looks so delicious.


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