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Cherry Baby Cakes

Yield: about 30 small cakes
Prep 40 mins Bake 350°F 12 mins
Cherry Baby Cakes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 2/3  cup  milk
  • 1/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  egg
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2/3  cup  cherry marmalade or cherry preserves, large pieces snipped if necessary
  • 30  maraschino cherries with stems, drained
  • 1  recipe Powdered Sugar Icing*
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line thirty 1-3/4-inch muffin cups with miniature paper bake cups;* set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Spoon 1 scant teaspoon of batter into each muffin cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cherry marmalade and top with 1/2 teaspoon additional batter.

3. Bake cupcakes about 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.

4. Pat cherries dry with clean paper toweling. Frost each cupcake with about 1/2 teaspoon icing. Dip half of each cherry into remaining icing; place on top of baby cakes. Makes about 30 small cakes.

From the Test Kitchen*Test Kitchen Tip:
  • If you dont have 1-3/4-inch muffin cups, line sixteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Prepare batter as directed. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin cup. Add 1 teaspoon of marmalade and another tablespoon of batter. (You will only use about 1/3 cup marmalade.) Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Frost with Powdered Sugar Icing. Add a cherry as directed above. (You will only need 16 cherries.)
Powdered Sugar Icing
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2  cups  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  •  Milk
Directions

1. In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and vanilla. Stir in enough additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Cherry Baby Cakes)
  • cal. (kcal) 63,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • chol. (mg) 6,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 13,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • sodium (mg) 36,
  • Potassium (mg) 11,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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