Strawberries and Cream Mini Cakes

Hi my fellow bakers! How are things going in your neck of the woods? It’s still about 90 degrees every day here in Florida, while we wait for a Fall that may never come 🙂

As you all know, I’m pretty active on social media and love to find true artists in their respective crafts. One of my favorite things is beautiful tableware and things to brighten up my kitchen and photo shoots, as well.

I discovered THE most gorgeous dinnerware from Caskata and fell madly in love with their stunning designs and colors! I knew I was hooked and had to create a dessert to highlight how special these pieces are.

Fast forward to my incredibly delicious new dessert! 🙂

My Strawberry and Cream Mini Cakes are seriously scrumptious!! So good, they get a paper liner all to themselves, so no sharing is required 🙂

I hope you love these fabulous cakes as much as I loved creating them for you 🙂

Sending you all lots of love and light, as always!

xo

How pretty are these strawberries and the cutest mixing bowl from Wilton ?

I love this silicone spatula from Wilton!

Scoop the batter into these paper cups and bake them on these gorgeous new Blue Diamond Infused Baking Sheets from Wilton!

How yummy do these look? 🙂

I am just in love with these plates from CaskataThese are so gorgeous, they even make plain strawberries look great 🙂

I had so much fun styling this shoot 🙂

These really taste as good as they look!

This was one of my all time favorite photo shoots!!

Strawberries and Cream Mini Cakes

Makes: 13 cakes Prep Time: 30 minutes Bake time: 30 to 35 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

1 and 1/2 cups softened Organic Valley unsalted butter

8 ounces Organic Valley cream cheese, softened

3 cups Dixie Crystals granulated sugar

6 large Organic Valley eggs

3 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons Nielsen Massey vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 heaping cup of chopped strawberries

Glaze

2 cups Dixie Crystals confectioners sugar

3 tablespoons strawberry jelly

4 tablespoons Organic Valley half and half

1/2 teaspoon Nielsen Massey vanilla

pinch of salt

13 of these style paper cups from Amazon

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line two baking pans with the paper baking cups and set aside

In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix together the butter and cream cheese. Add the granulated sugar and beat until combined.

Add the eggs in one at a time and mix until completely combined.

Add the vanilla and salt and mix well.

Slowly add in the flour and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

Add cute sprinkles around the outside of the cakes and a sliced strawberry for decoration, if you would like!!

Carefully fold in the chopped strawberries and mix until combined, but be careful not to over mix them or the strawberries will bleed.

With your large ice cream scooper, use two scoops to fill each paper cup about 3/4 of the way. You can do this without an ice cream scooper, but that makes it so easy.

With a small offset spatula, smooth the top of each cake and place on the baking sheets.

I was able to put 6 on one sheet and 7 on the other.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the cakes are a light golden brown and spring back in the middle.

Let them cool on a wire rack until they are completely cool.

Make the glaze while the cakes are cooling.

Glaze

Mix all of the glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.

Spread about a tablespoon and a half on top of each cake when cool.

Store in an airtight container for a few days, then freeze in plastic bags for about a month.

2 comments

Comments

  1. Carrie says:

    Another delicious dessert, Lizzie. I can’t wait to try these! The plates are so pretty too! I need some pieces for my new dining room, and I was actually looking for black and white ones!!! I’m going to get these. I hope you’re doing well. Hugs.

    1. Lizzie says:

      Hi Carrie. Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so glad you love this post. I hope you are doing well. xo

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