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Mini Christmas Cakes Make for the Most Festive Treats

Our mini Christmas cakes are tasty, festive and incredibly easy to put together. Make ’em, share ’em, and most importantly: enjoy ’em!

Hey, everyone! Lisa here and I’m back to share a fun dessert that I think will make the perfect addition to any holiday sweet table. My mini cakes are simple in design but so festive, it’ll get anyone in the spirit! 

These cute mini homemade Christmas cakes are tasty, festive and look fancy, but they are incredibly easy to put together. Make 'em, share 'em at a party, and most importantly: enjoy 'em! #christmasdesserts #christmas #kenarry

I have always been a fan of the cupcake. I mean, how can you resist? It’s a smaller-format cake so they’re easier to munch on, easier to decorate, and even easier to transport! (Um, hello hostess gift!) Cupcakes have grown in popularity over the last few years. I wanted to put a twist on the idea of “individual cakes.” This is why I decided to whip-up a batch of my Mini Christmas Cakes.

How to Make Tree-Shaped Mini Christmas Cakes

No need to be intimidated! Putting together these mini cakes is tons of fun – your kids will love baking these with you!

These Christmas Tree Brownies are another festive and easy holiday dessert.

What you need: 

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Kitchen Tools Needed: 

Ingredients Needed: 

Holiday mini cakes shaped as pine trees to give your sweet table a festive boost!

Instructions:

1. Coat the pans

Preheat your oven according to the cake mix’s directions (normally, it is 350 degrees F). Coat both pans with your tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with flour, ensuring that you’re coating each pan evenly and thoroughly.

Holiday mini cakes shaped as pine trees to give your sweet table a festive boost!

2. Start mixing!

In a medium-sized bowl, add all the necessary ingredients for your cake and mix! Once your batter is formed, pour into each pan. Bake according to the cake’s directions.

Holiday mini cakes shaped as pine trees to give your sweet table a festive boost!

3. Cool Off

Once the cake has baked, remove from pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

4. Cut it Out!

Place both cooled cakes on a clean working surface. Using your Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut out tree shapes and set aside.

Holiday mini cakes shaped as pine trees to give your sweet table a festive boost!

5. Sweet, Sweet Buttercream

Now’s the time for some buttercream. To make it, use an electric mixer and beat your stick of butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk on slow speed. Gradually increase it to high. Once the buttercream forms (it’ll be smooth and form semi-stiff peaks), add green gel food coloring. Mix until completely tinted.

6. Frosting Time

Attach your #32 frosting tip to a frosting bag. Scoop buttercream in the bag and frost each mini cake.

7. Add the Tree Trunk

Add a dab of brown decorating frosting to the bottom of the tree to create its “trunk.” 

These cute mini homemade Christmas cakes are tasty, festive and look fancy, but they are incredibly easy to put together. Make 'em, share 'em at a party, and most importantly: enjoy 'em! #desserts #recipes #kenarry
These cute mini homemade Christmas cakes are tasty, festive and look fancy, but they are incredibly easy to put together. Make 'em, share 'em at a party, and most importantly: enjoy 'em! #christmasdesserts #christmas #kenarry
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Holiday Mini Cakes

Author: Lisa Favre

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1-2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 package cake mix (+ all ingredients to make it)
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp green gel food coloring
  • brown decorating frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven according to the cake mix’s directions (normally, it is 350 degrees F). Coat both pans with your tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with flour, ensuring that you’re coating each pan evenly and thoroughly.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add all the necessary ingredients for your cake and mix! Once your batter is formed, pour into each pan. Bake according to the cake’s directions.
  • Once the cake has baked, remove from pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Place both cooled cakes on a clean working surface. Using your Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut out tree shapes and set aside.
  • Now’s the time for some buttercream. To make it, use an electric mixer and beat your stick of butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk on slow speed. Gradually increase it to high. Once the buttercream forms (it’ll be smooth and form semi-stiff peaks), add green gel food coloring. Mix until completely tinted.
  • Attach your #32 frosting tip to a frosting bag. Scoop buttercream in the bag and frost each mini cake.
  • Add a dab of brown decorating frosting to the bottom of the tree to create its “trunk.” 
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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the great free printable – will be running out to print shop today will make a last minute gift for me to give to my BFF- the little tree cakes are a great fast & easy
    Last minute dessert to take somewhere – Happy Holidays
    To you & your family

    1. Hi Donna,
      We’re so thrilled you loved the printable in today’s Ideas In Your Inbox newsletter — and hope your BFF loves it too!

      Happy holidays!

      Best wishes,
      Carrie

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