Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cherry Mini Cakes

Cherry Mini Cakes (1)

These dainty little cakes make me think of an afternoon tea party. They remind of doilies and sugar cubes and frills. They are something to enjoy on a lazy summer day with a glass of lemonade.

Cherry Mini Cakes (3)

And, they are so easy to make. While I am not a fan of using boxed cake mix and packaged products, can you really say no to these delicate bursts of pink? The best part is you can make them in any color that you would like because the color (flavoring) comes from Kool-Aid. How about red, white, and blue cakes for the 4th of July? Or maybe yellow lemonade cakes to welcome summer? know you want to make these just to pull out the teacups and have a little party.

Cherry Mini Cakes 

Shortening for greasing muffic cups
1 box white cake mix
1 (0.14 oz.) package cherry Kool-Aid
1 1/4 cups water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp almond extract
2-3 tsp hot water