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20 Cakelets Recipes That Are Too Cute

If you found your way here on purpose looking for cakelets recipes, then it’s likely that you already know what cakelets are.

However, if you landed here by accident, a definition might be in order.

Cakelets are cakes, only smaller!

They have all the beauty, sweetness, and flavor of full-size cakes, but they come in miniature sizes, perfect for individual consumption. 

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You might be thinking to yourself, “Those are just cupcakes!” but they aren’t.

These are 100% cakes. They have the same consistency as cakes and taste the same.

Some of them even look the same as cakes, but smaller. Others have more intricate designs, which are easier to do when working with something so small. 

So check out these 20 cakelets recipes and test out as many of them as you want! 

*Note: Many of these have elaborate, complex designs. However, they aren’t hard to make. All of that comes from the type of cakelet pan you use. 

You can just as easily make these cakelets in mini bundt pans or small circular or square cakelet pans. 

1. Wintery Snowflake Cakelets

With the right pan, you can make a half dozen of these gorgeous vanilla- and chocolate chip-flavored snowflake cakes in just 30 minutes. 

Try to find a pan with six unique snowflake designs; then, you’ll have individual snowflake cakelets that are just as distinctive as the real things. 

2. Maple Pecan Cakelets

These moist, fluffy cakes are gorgeous with the right cake pan, but even without it, they taste fantastic.

They’ll have a rich, somewhat smoky maple flavor with enough chocolate to be decadent.

You can also top each one with sweet and crunchy sugar-dusted pecans. They’re the ideal fall treat. 

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3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakelets

These cakelets are halfway between chocolate chip cookies and cakes.

They’re also strikingly beautiful and over-the-top indulgent, but we all need to treat ourselves sometimes.

They’re also very birthday-themed if you decorate them according to the recipe/picture.

So if you’re looking for a safe, hygienic way to celebrate a birthday this year, give these a try.

4. Asian “Chestnut” Inspired Cakelet

If you want something a bit milder, these soft, spongy Asian chestnut-inspired cakelets are an excellent option. Most of the flavor comes from the filling. 

You can choose from red bean or white bean paste; either way, they’re a delectable treat that’s not too sweet. 

5. Mini-Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Compared to the others on this list, these mini upside-down cakes may look simple, but what they lack in flair, they make up for in flavor. 

They pack a heck of a pineapple and maraschino cherry flavor, and they’re incredibly moist and fruity.

Trust me when I tell you that everyone will love these tasty treats.

6. Apple Cornbread Cakelets

These have the dense, crispy-edged texture of cornbread, but they have a sweet and tart apple taste that’s perfect for spring. 

They’re also a breeze to make, requiring no more than 10 ingredients and 25 minutes of total prep and cook time. 

7. Lemon Olive Oil Cake

If you’re looking for something a bit zestier, these adorable lemon olive oil bundt cakes should fit the bill. 

It takes less than an hour to make half a dozen of these pretty cakes.

Each one features lemon juice, lemon zest, and a sweetly tart lemon glaze that’ll tickle your tastebuds.

Top each one with a few lemon slices and blackberries to make them even prettier, and enjoy! 

8. Edible Christmas Village with Apple Cupcakes

If you’re the kind of person who likes to put out a Christmas village every holiday season, then you’ll go crazy for these edible Christmas village cakes. 

And don’t worry, all the hard work of shaping them happens in a very specific baking pan!

Plus, if you’re a fan of typical fall flavors – cinnamon, spice, cloves, and apples – then these will be a bit hit.

They’ll taste like your traditional apple spice cake, but they’ll look much cooler.

9. Chocolate Kiss Cakelets

These are more cookies than cakes, but they’re charming, full of chocolatey yumminess, and effortless to make, so I added them to the list. 

You’ll start with a scrumptious chocolate cookie on the bottom.

Top it with rich buttercream frosting, and place a Hershey’s kiss on top. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. 

10. Yuzu And Blackcurrant Cakelets

I love these pretty pink cakes, and I’m almost positive that you will, too! They’re moist and fluffy and have a ton of bright, citrus flavor. 

The blackcurrants give the icing its brilliant color, and you can decorate them however you like.

They’re certainly unique, and people will appreciate you offering them something new to try. 

11. Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cakelets

Here’s another pretty, glazed bundt cake with lots of citrus and fruity flavors.

This one features rhubarb, lemon, buttermilk, sugar, and other standard baking ingredients. 

As you can imagine, it’s very tart and tangy, but the underlying sweetness from the cake helps balance that out somewhat. 

12. Apricot & Honey Cakelets

I don’t know what it is about these tiny cakelets that make me think of paradise.

Whatever it is, these are the cakes I think they probably serve in paradise.

The cakes themselves are lightly flavored (and scented) with orange blossom water. 

Then, you’ll add light, fluffy whipped cream, and grilled, honeyed apricots.

Add an edible flower and more honey on top for even more of a ‘desserts of paradise’ vibe. They’re phenomenal.

13. Mandarin & Orange Blossom Upside-Down Cakelets

You can whip up these light, fluffy, orange-flavored upside-down cakelets in no time. 

All you’ll need are mandarin oranges (plus juice and zest), butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, orange blossom water, vanilla extract, and buttermilk. 

Once they’re ready, you’ll dust them in powdered sugar for extra sweetness and presentation.

These are so lovely that they’re perfect for brunch, dessert, or more formal occasions.

14. Harvest Apple Cakelets with Maple Drizzle

These sweetly spiced apple cakelets are rich, juicy, and insanely delicious, and that’s without the maple syrup drizzle. 

Once you add that, they’re totally unbeatable. Just be sure you go ahead and double (or triple) the recipe because everyone will come back for more. 

15. Walnut Shaped Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling

With the right pan, these tiny cakelets will look just like walnuts and acorns! That’s enough to make me love them already. 

However, their lightly sweet taste and indulgent dulce de leche filling really seal the deal.

Plus, you can make them with fewer than 10 ingredients in a bit over an hour. 

16. Orange Ginger Mini-Bundt Cakes

These spongy yellow bundt cakes feature ginger, turmeric, vanilla extract, orange zest, and more.

They’ll have a complex, interesting flavor that’s unlike anything you’ve ever had. 

I wouldn’t exactly say they taste “Asian,” as they have a depth of sweetness that most Asian desserts can’t match.

But the complementary flavors of ginger and orange bring Asian fare to mind.

17. Seashell Vanilla Cakelets

All you’ll need to make these bite-sized cakelets is flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla yogurt, sugar, eggs, and vegetable oil.

That’s it — just those seven ingredients and about 30 minutes. 

Each one is just large enough for a tasty mouthful, but if you like sweets that are mild and vanilla-flavored, you’ll enjoy these. 

18. Fudgy Chocolate Cakelets with a Pinch of Glamour

These 10-ingredient cakelets are fudgy to the max!

They have a lighter, fluffier consistency than proper fudge, but the taste is 100% decadent fudge. 

Eat them hot straight out of the pan, or top them with whipped cream and edible glitter for a bit of pizzazz. Either way, they won’t last long. 

19. Mini-Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes

These miniature morsels take everything you love about sweet and tangy blueberry cheesecakes and turn them into… well… tiny blueberry cheesecakes! 

Seriously, though, nothing is missing in these. They have it all – the graham cracker crust, the blueberry/lemon juice swirl, and the zesty cheesecake filling. 

They’re just much smaller, which means you’ll get to eat even more! 

20. Belgian Brownie Cakelets

These six-ingredient brownie cakelets give you the rich, uncompromising flavor of brownies but the light and moist texture of cakes. 

Pull out some bittersweet chocolate, butter, sugar, sea salt, eggs, and flour to make them.

The whole process takes about an hour, and you’re sure to want to make them again and again.

20 Cakelets That Are Just Too Cute

These cakelets recipes are almost too cute to eat! Enjoy making miniature versions of chocolate chip cakes, lemon olive oil cakes, cheesecakes, and so much more!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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