Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel icing - All that's Jas

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel Icing

It turns out being fifty is not different than being forty-nine. Except, you get two birthday cakes. You get two mini spice cakes with yummy caramel icing. I made that rule. When you’re this old, you get to make up rules. Anything you want; and you can blame it on your age because people believe it. See, who said you can’t have fun when you this old?

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel Icing

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel icing - All that's Jas

I had leftover spice cake from my Thanksgiving layered maple cheesecake. You know how much I LOVE cheesecake, but I thought cream cheese frosting for these mini cakes would’ve been overkill. Instead, I frosted them with caramel icing. It was another match made in cake heaven.

I made two mini cakes, one for each of my 25th birthday. It’s just more fun that way, like milking this birthday thing a whole week. That too is my rule. But I have to admit, I might get sick if I see another cake anytime soon. My husband bought me the best cake you can buy – vanilla raspberry – for the surprise party he threw for me. I reeeaaaallyyy had too much cake that day.

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel icing - All that's Jas

I’ve been showered with so much love from family and friends, near and far. It was a day I will remember forever. Or at least, until I get senile. That might come soon; after all, I’m fifty. You’ll say that’s not old, but my daughter would argue. She bought me adult diapers, for crying out loud. Not funny.

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Ingredients:
Makes 2-3

Spice Cake
½ batch your favorite spice cake batter

Caramel Icing
½ cup unsalted Butter
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
¼ cup Milk
2 cups sifted Powder Sugar

 

Directions:

Cake
Bake the cake according to your recipe or directions on the box. Let cool completely. With a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out circles. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to frost.

Caramel Icing
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and milk and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool.
Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until thick enough to spread. Add a little hot water, if needed.

To assemble, stack up the cakes, 3 layers each, with icing in between. Spread the rest of the icing on top and sides of cakes if you wish. I like to leave the cake naked sometimes, like this chocolate lemon cake. Decorate as desired.

If you worry about the extra cake scraps, freeze them and make a trifle later!

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel icing - All that's Jas

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel icing - All that's Jas

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel Icing

Yield: 2-3

Mini Spice Cakes with Caramel Icing

Cute spice mini cakes with caramel icing are perfect for individual serving and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Spice Cake
  • ½ batch your favorite spice cake batter
  • Caramel Icing
  • ½ cup unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 2 cups sifted Powder Sugar

Directions

Cake

Bake the cake according to your recipe or directions on the box. Let cool completely. With a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out circles. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to frost.

Caramel Icing

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and milk and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool.

Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until thick enough to spread. Add a little hot water, if needed.

To assemble, stack up the cakes, 3 layers each, with icing in between. Spread the rest of the icing on top and sides of cakes if you wish. I like to leave the cake naked sometimes, like this chocolate lemon cake. Decorate as desired.

If you worry about the extra cake scraps, freeze them and make a trifle later!

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  2. […] (as if he could, chuckle*). Being 25 twice is so much better anyways! So, I’m having two cakes and I will eat them too! Can’t get any better than […]

  3. Reply
    Jamie
    December 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Those look amazing!! Pinned it to try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
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      allthatsjas
      December 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Thank you, Jamie! Happy Holidays! 🙂

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    Helen Fern
    December 21, 2015 at 9:41 am

    These look delicious!! I have to try these! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Linky –
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      allthatsjas
      December 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you, and thanks for hosting!

  5. Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    December 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I love your idea to make two mini cakes, they are so cute and sound delicious, Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
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      allthatsjas
      December 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, Joy! Happy Holidays!

  6. Reply
    Ann
    December 18, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Happy, happy, happy belated birthday Jas! I can;t believe I miss your post! Lovely birthday cake and your spice cake…ahh! I’d love to give that go one day! Wishing you lots of wonderful years ahead! xxx.
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      allthatsjas
      December 18, 2015 at 11:39 am

      THANK YOU! 😀 Better late than never 😉

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    December 16, 2015 at 6:46 am

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  8. Reply
    Sagan
    December 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Adorable! I want to always have mini cakes in my home 😀
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      allthatsjas
      December 16, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Me too – would be even better if someone else would make them for me 😀 Thanks for stopping in, Sagan!

  9. Reply
    Barbara
    December 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Well, first of all – Happy 50th! What a benchmark and being a bit into my fifties myself – I can tell you they’re wonderful years. And secondly – thanks for this recipe. My husband’s favorite is spice cake and these are adorable. Stopping by from Lisa’s Grand Social.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      December 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks you so much for the birthday wishes and for stopping in! Hope you’ll make those for your husband 🙂 Have a lovely week!

  10. Reply
    tom the backroads traveller
    December 14, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I remember my 50th birthday many years ago!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      December 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      I hope to remember mine many years from now 😀

  11. Reply
    jasna
    December 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I ´m adopting your rules (for next year)…and I love that caramel icing!
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      allthatsjas
      December 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Oh, mi smo generacija?!! Izgledas mi mnogo mladja 😀

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