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Mini Cake Bites (GF Option)

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Mini cake bites are delicious bite-size morsels that are perfect for parties, holidays, and children’s small hands.

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cake bitesOkay. I admit it. I’m on a “mini” kick. I think it’s because I thoroughly enjoy nibbling and grazing at parties. When I am savoring small, bite-sized treats, it doesn’t feel like I am ingesting a large meal (even though I may actually be consuming just as much food as a full meal).

mini bundt pan

Recently I discovered this fun little teeny, tiny, mini non-stick doughnut baking pan. Let me tell ya, I have all kinds of plans for this pan in the upcoming months!! To find one just like mine, click here: 12-Cavity Mini Donut Pan

cake batter

We start these delicious Mini Cake Bites by stirring up a dense batter.

mini cake bitesSince I made this a gluten-free recipe the batter is denser than batter made with wheat flour. I filled the mini-pan wells all the way to the top. If you are not making this recipe GF, the batter will rise higher so fill the pan wells only 3/4 of the way up.

mini cake bites 1When the Mini Cakes were fully finished baking, I allowed them to cool to room temp. One of these little gems fit perfectly in my 1 1/2-year-old granddaughter’s hand and they are literally bite-size for an adult. These little cakes are delicious all by themselves, however, adding a touch of raspberry icing takes them to a whole new level.

mini cake bites with frosting

For the final touch, I added a fresh raspberry in the center of each mini cake.

raspberry cake bites



942 cal


4 g


234 g


4 g
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Mini Cake Bites (GF Option)

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (GF Option: use gluten free flour blend + 1 teaspoon xanthan gum)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 2 tsp baking powder (GF Option: use gluten free baking powder)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • ICING:
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp raspberry extract (GF Option: use gluten free extract)
  • 1/4 tsp butter, softened
  • Add just enough milk to make the icing thin enough to drizzle


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine egg, vegetable oil, milk and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Spoon batter into well greased pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F for 20 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, cool completely.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, raspberry extract, butter and milk.
  8. Drizzle over mini cakes.
  9. Serve.

raspberry cake bites 3These bite-size cakes make a lovely mini dessert for a bridal shower, baby shower, anniversary party, birthday party, etc…

raspberry cake bites 2

These cute little cakes are great for all kinds of parties.

raspberry cake bites 1

There are many different ways to garnish these cute little cakes. Just let your imagination go wild. 

I hope that you enjoy Mini Cake Bites as much as we do!


More great recipes: 

Peanut Butter Muffins

White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Mulled Apple Cider


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  • Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens November 23, 2014, 2:55 pm
    Oh, these are just so darling! I love mini things, too (and not just because I feel like I'm eating less - lol)! The drizzle and fresh raspberries just put these over the top, on both the yum-o-meter and the gorgeous-o-meter! So great that you include gluten-free options, as well! Pinning for sure! :D My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 23, 2014, 9:59 pm
      Hi Shelley, Thank you! I appreciate your kinds words. I think I am on this "mini" kick, partly because of my grandchildren. Little bites fit so well in tiny hands. Thanks again for stopping by. Linda

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