Mini pumpkin cakes with thick glaze. A small batch of mini pumpkin cakes to cure your craving for a Pumpkin Sheet Cake. Makes just 10 mini muffins.
Have you seen my pumpkin ebook for 25 pumpkin recipe that aren’t pie and 1 that is? I think you would love it.
Mini pumpkin cakes: instead of a huge pumpkin sheet cake, ya know?
Lately, I’ve seen so many recipes for pumpkin sheet cakes on the internet, and, well, that makes me want to eat an entire pumpkin sheet cake.
This pumpkin sheet cake looks perfect, but if you told me I could only have one recipe for pumpkin sheet cake for the rest of my life, I would probably reach for this one (because one-bowl + browned butter!).
But, um, I live in a small batch dessert world. Your girl cannot be trusted around a giant sheet pan cake. (‘Cuz ya girl would slice off inch after inch all day long and, suddenly, the pan would be empty by 8pm).
Once, I made us a mini sheet cake to avoid this problem (and I called it the Texas Chocolate ‘Quarter’ Sheet Cake), but it still made six servings. While six is definitely better than 16, it’s still a bit much.
SO, I came up with a way for us to get our pumpkin cake fix without making 16 servings. How about two servings?–sounds better, right?
This recipe makes 10 mini pumpkin cake bites. At first, that sounds like a lot, but if I split this with my husband, that would be five cake bites each. Honestly, if a day passed by where the only dessert I consumed was five bites of cake, I would call that day a success. That’s about 10 fewer bites of dessert than I normally consume in a day. I like to work out, have I told you?
Moving on, these mini pumpkin cake bites are adapted from my recipe for mini banana bread bites in my second cookbook (the savory one!), Comfort & Joy: Cooking for Two.
I substituted the mashed banana for 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree, and kept everything else the same. Oh, wait–I added a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, because you really can’t bake anything without it during Fall. Other than that, the recipe is identical.
I used a mini muffin pan to make these bite-sized and poppable mini pumpkin cake bites (here is the exact pan I used).
For the thick glaze:
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1275 Total Fat: 45g Carbohydrates: 210g Protein: 15g