Cafe au Lait Mini Cakes
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Café au Lait Mini Bundt Cakes

These café au lait mini Bundt cakes are made with espresso powder, brewed coffee with chicory from Café du Monde, and my vanilla buttercream. They taste like mornings at New Orleans cafés.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: café au lait mini Bundt cakes, mini Bundt cakes
Servings: 8
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Stef

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature, 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour not self-rising
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 cup brewed coffee ideally Café Du Monde Coffee and Chicory
  • vanilla frosting
  • powdered sugar to taste

Instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together, cake flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Stir espresso powder into brewed coffee to dissolve.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and coffee to butter mixture in three additions, mixing until just combined after each addition.
  • Grease mini Bundt pans and fill 3/4 full with batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a Bundt comes out clean.
  • Cool on counter for five minutes and then invert onto a sheet of parchment to continue cooling.
  • Once cool, pipe frosting into the center of each Bundt and dust Bundts with powdered sugar.

Notes

I chose to do an understated decoration of powdered sugar for these cakes. However, if the mood strikes you, go ahead and decorate them with a glaze and colored sugars just as you would a King Cake.
Swap out the powdered sugar for a coffee-flavored glaze by mixing 3 cups powdered sugar with 5 tablespoons brewed coffee. You can dip the cakes into the glaze or pour it on top.
Replace the buttercream frosting in the center with other frostings like chocolate cream cheese frosting, plain cream cheese frosting, or a simple chantilly cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg