4th of July Mini Cakes

Last Updated on February 11, 2021

Celebrate American Independence with these adorable 4th of July Mini Cakes!

 

Celebrate American Independence with these adorable 4th of July Mini Cakes!

 

Celebrate American Independence with these adorable 4th of July Mini Cakes!

 

 

4th of July Mini Cakes

Yields: 6 mini cakes

Ingredients:

For the cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup canola oil
2/3 cup milk
¼ tsp blue gel food coloring

Circular cookie cutter, about 3 inches in diameter

 

To decorate

1 stick butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp milk
1 tsp red gel food coloring
4-6 oz. white fondant
Mini star-shaped cookie cutter

 

 

To make the cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

 

 

In a larger bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Add vanilla and canola oil and whisk until completely combined.

In thirds, slowly add dry ingredients into large bowl of wet ingredients, alternating with the milk.

 

 

Once batter is formed, add blue gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.

Pour batter onto lined baking sheet and even it out with a spatula.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

 

 

Allow to cool and once cooled, cut out 12 circles using your cookie cutter.

To decorate

 

 

Make buttercream by beating together butter, icing sugar, milk and cocoa powder with an electric mixer. Start on low speed and gradually increase to high.

 

Once buttercream starts to take form (creamy and forms semi-stiff peaks), add red food coloring. Mix until tinted.

Scoop your red buttercream into a piping bag and frost 6 of your circular mini cakes. Add an unfrosted circular mini cake on top.

 

 

Frost the top of each layered cake.

Roll out your white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

 

 

Use your star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out approx. 18 stars.

 

 

Decorate the top of each cake with 3 fondant stars.

 

Celebrate American Independence with these adorable 4th of July Mini Cakes!

 

Serve and enjoy!

 

Celebrate American Independence with these adorable 4th of July Mini Cakes!

 

4th of July Mini Cakes

4th of July Mini Cakes

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • ¼ tsp blue gel food coloring
  • Circular cookie cutter, about 3 inches in diameter

To decorate

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 4-6 oz. white fondant
  • Mini star-shaped cookie cutter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a larger bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Add vanilla and canola oil and whisk until completely combined.
  5. In thirds, slowly add dry ingredients into large bowl of wet ingredients, alternating with the milk.
  6. Once batter is formed, add blue gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
  7. Pour batter onto lined baking sheet and even it out with a spatula.
  8. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool and once cooled, cut out 12 circles using your cookie cutter.
  10. To decorate
  11. Make buttercream by beating together butter, icing sugar, milk and cocoa powder with an electric mixer. Start on low speed and gradually increase to high.
  12. Once buttercream starts to take form (creamy and forms semi-stiff peaks), add red food coloring. Mix until tinted.
  13. Scoop your red buttercream into a piping bag and frost 6 of your circular mini cakes. Add an unfrosted circular mini cake on top.
  14. Frost the top of each layered cake.
  15. Roll out your white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  16. Use your star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out approx. 18 stars.
  17. Decorate the top of each cake with 3 fondant stars.
  18. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Celebrate American Independence with these adorable 4th of July Mini Cakes!

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