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Mini Cakes with Buttercream Frosting

Lodge Cast Iron | July 28, 2022

What if you could have beautifully decorated cakes any day you want? With these mini cakes, there’s no need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a small taste of sweet fun. Serve single cakes with rich buttercream frosting, or stack them into miniature tiered cakes. Either way, these mini cakes are a fun way to celebrate big (and small) moments.

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
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Mini Cakes with Buttercream Frosting


  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup butter, room temperature 
  • ½ cup (74 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs, plus one yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (57 grams) buttermilk
Buttercream Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened 
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons milk, or more as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Make the batter. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar using a hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. 
  4. Beat in eggs and additional yolk with the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the dry mixture in alternatively with buttermilk and continue to beat, about 1 minute. 
  6. Divide batter into prepared mini cake pan wells. Smooth the top and bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  7. While mini cakes bake, make the buttercream frosting. Cream butter in a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract and salt. 
  8. Add milk a little at a time until the frosting reaches preferred consistency. Set aside until ready to use. 
  9. Remove cakes from the oven and place on a wire rack for 5 minutes before turning out. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before frosting to your heart’s desire.  
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