Hanna makes a mini minimalist cake

Hanna makes a mini minimalist cake

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Hanna Reder

Hanna Reder

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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"If you’ve been spotting these adorable ‘mini’ minimalist cakes all over the internet—but didn’t think you could make one at home—think again, and press play on the video where I break down the recipe for you! It’s the perfect size to make and gift to a loved one—and the best part (besides eating it, of course) is writing the message of your choice on top! The cake base itself is super simple and is baked a single springform pan and then cut in half lengthwise. For the filling, you can use the jam of your choice and experiment with your favourite color scheme for the buttercream frosting. Have fun!"

Difficulty

Medium 👍
60
min.
Preparation
60
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
62½ g
flour
¼ tsp
baking powder
tsp
baking soda
50 g
sugar
tsp
salt
¾
eggs
25 ml
milk
¼ tsp
vanilla extract
25 g
full-fat Greek yogurt
¼ tsp
lemon zest
120 g
butter (room temperature)
62½ g
sweetened condensed milk
assorted food coloring
butter (for greasing)
MetricImperial

Utensils

oven, springform pan (6 in.), parchment paper, blender, liquid measuring cup, whisk, knife, rubber spatula, bowl (small), 2 piping bags, 2 decorating tips, serrated knife, cake turntable, offset spatula, decorating tip (star-shaped)

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Nutrition per serving

Cal803
Protein10 g
Fat56 g
Carb67 g
  • Step 1/6

    Grease the springform pan and line with baking paper. Mix flour with baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract, yogurt, and lemon zest in a liquid measuring cup.
    • 62½ g flour
    • ¼ tsp baking powder
    • tsp baking soda
    • 50 g sugar
    • tsp salt
    • ¾ eggs
    • 25 ml milk
    • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
    • 25 g full-fat Greek yogurt
    • ¼ tsp lemon zest
    • butter (for greasing)
    • oven
    • springform pan (6 in.)
    • parchment paper
    • blender
    • liquid measuring cup
    • whisk

    Grease the springform pan and line with baking paper. Mix flour with baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract, yogurt, and lemon zest in a liquid measuring cup.

  • Step 2/6

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F.  Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of the stand mixer. Insert the paddle. On low mixing speed, add some of the butter, cut into small pieces. Then add the liquid ingredients, gradually, in three parts, mixing in between, until everything is well combined. Pour the mixture into the springform pan and smooth it out with a rubber spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 - 60 min. If possible, bake a day in advance.
    • 57½ g butter
    • knife
    • rubber spatula

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of the stand mixer. Insert the paddle. On low mixing speed, add some of the butter, cut into small pieces. Then add the liquid ingredients, gradually, in three parts, mixing in between, until everything is well combined. Pour the mixture into the springform pan and smooth it out with a rubber spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 - 60 min. If possible, bake a day in advance.

  • Step 3/6

    For the buttercream, add remaining butter with the sweetened condensed milk to the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix on medium-high speed until shiny, fluffy and light. Take 2 tablespoons of the buttercream and add desired food coloring for the writing on the cake. Pour into a small piping bag fitted with a piping tip with a fine, round, opening to pipe and write with. Add desired coloring for the cake to the remaining buttercream and fill it into a piping bag with a round nozzle.
    • 62½ g butter
    • 62½ g sweetened condensed milk
    • assorted food coloring
    • bowl (small)
    • 2 piping bags
    • 2 decorating tips

    For the buttercream, add remaining butter with the sweetened condensed milk to the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix on medium-high speed until shiny, fluffy and light. Take 2 tablespoons of the buttercream and add desired food coloring for the writing on the cake. Pour into a small piping bag fitted with a piping tip with a fine, round, opening to pipe and write with. Add desired coloring for the cake to the remaining buttercream and fill it into a piping bag with a round nozzle.

  • Step 4/6

    When the cake has cooled completely, carefully remove from the form. If the top is not completely straight, level it with a serrated knife. Now cut the bottom in half lengthwise to make two even layers.
    • serrated knife

    When the cake has cooled completely, carefully remove from the form. If the top is not completely straight, level it with a serrated knife. Now cut the bottom in half lengthwise to make two even layers.

  • Step 5/6

    Place one layer on a cake turntable and pipe a 1 cm (approx. ⅓ in) wide buttercream border around the outside. Place the jam and fresh berries in the center. Place the second cake layer on top and then cover the entire cake with a thin layer of buttercream to seal in the crumbs. Chill the cake for about 30 min.
    • cake turntable
    • offset spatula

    Place one layer on a cake turntable and pipe a 1 cm (approx. ⅓ in) wide buttercream border around the outside. Place the jam and fresh berries in the center. Place the second cake layer on top and then cover the entire cake with a thin layer of buttercream to seal in the crumbs. Chill the cake for about 30 min.

  • Step 6/6

    Now coat the entire cake again with buttercream and smooth it out until an even, smooth surface has been created. Decorate the top edge with the remaining buttercream and a star piping tip. Then use the buttercream to write a funny message, greeting, or a smiley. Chill again for 1 hr. Cut and serve. Enjoy!
    • decorating tip (star-shaped)

    Now coat the entire cake again with buttercream and smooth it out until an even, smooth surface has been created. Decorate the top edge with the remaining buttercream and a star piping tip. Then use the buttercream to write a funny message, greeting, or a smiley. Chill again for 1 hr. Cut and serve. Enjoy!

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