These Candied Pecan and Caramel Mini Cakes are perfect for any occasion! Made with yellow cake mix, topped off with a caramel glaze, and candied pecans.
These Candied Pecan and Caramel Mini Cakes are perfect for all occasions. Especially VIRTUAL BABY SHOWERS!!!!
This post today is not just about these Candied Pecans and Caramel Mini Cakes, this blog post is extra special because today a group of fellow food blogger friends is throwing a VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER for my food blogger friend, Jocelyn Delk Adams, of GRAND BABYCAKES!!!!
I never heard of a virtual baby shower until I stumbled across a series of sprinkle related blog post for food blogger Sally of “Sally’s Baking Addiction”. I clicked on everyone’s blog post who participated and thought how cool of an idea that was and super nice! I loved the idea the idea so much I knew I had to put one together. Luckily, I had the perfect person in mind and that was my dear food blogger friend Jocelyn. I scrolled through her blog post to see who frequented her blog post and reached out to those food bloggers to throw this virtual baby shower you are now a part of. Luckily, I didn’t have to do much convincing because most of the food bloggers I reached out to was elated to be apart of this celebration! They must’ve had friendly interactions with Jocelyn and feel in love with positive, ambitious, and happy aura just like I have. I must admit, I was smitten when I was first approached by Jocelyn a few year back. If anyone deserves this celebration and notoriety it is definitely her.
Okay, enough of the cheesy stuff, let’s get this virtual baby shower on the road.
When putting this shower together, I wanted it to include not just tasty cakes that were in the thought of Jocelyn’s blog, Grand Baby Cakes, but I wanted to add some common rituals that you typically see at a baby shower. Therefore, everyone who is participating in this shower is not only sharing a delicious mini cake recipe that fits their niche, but we are also sharing with Jocelyn some advice on being a new mom and a gift that we recommend for her to put her registry or purchase herself, seeing how we can’t physically give her a gift.
I must admit, it took me some time to figure out what mini cake recipe to create. I wanted to create a mini cake recipe that I would actually make if I were throwing Jocelyn an actually baby shower or something I would take along to other baby showers or parties. Honestly, I think I was thinking too hard. The first thing I thought was if I were going to throw a baby shower or take something to a baby shower, I would want to make something as easy as possible. Let’s face it although making a cake from scratch isn’t the most difficult thing to make, it most certainly can feel that way when you are making the cake.
So I decided to take a box cake mix to cut a lot out a lot of steps and time, but add my own flare to the cakes. In fact, I just posted a recipe round up for Easy Dessert Recipes using Cake Mix last week that you can refer to if you are looking for something similar. I have tried a few of Jocelyn’s recipes myself and the one recipe of hers that I have made twice and absolutely-positively-love are the “Real Deal Caramel Cake”. You have got to try the recipe if you are looking for a caramel cake recipe. My Candied Pecan and Caramel Mini Cakes are like a distant cousin to her caramel cake recipe. They are perfect for the fall and for baby showers. If you are thinking of making this mini cake recipe you’re going to need the bundt cake pans and you can buy those here!
Now, for you Mrs. Delk-Adams,
Mommy advice: There is so much I can share with you because I just had my baby last year (thanks for all the “likes” on Facebook btw) so I am filled with a ton of learning experiences, trials, and tribulations that I can share with you. If you ever need some advice, do not hesitate to reach out to me about anything. However, for this post, I will actually share some advice and a resource that I highly recommend.
That is all I have for you, Jocelyn. I wish you and your husband the best of luck and thank you for sharing your infertility story with all of us. I can’t imagine that was something easy to share as it is extremely private, but kudos to you for your courage and willingness to provide comfort to others who may be going through the same journey.
Although this blog post was made in the thought of Jocelyn, this post is just as much for you (the person who is reading) as it is for her. If you want to throw someone a virtual baby shower, get a group of friends together and make up your own rules as to how you want to celebrate that person. Maybe you want to do Instagram posts, make a YouTube video, or make this Candied Pecan and Caramel Mini Cakes Recipe and send them to your friend. Whatever you do, have fun and celebrate the honoree as if they were in your presence.
- 1 Yellow Cake Mix box
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp. Brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- ½ c. water
- ⅓ c. oil
- Dollop of sour cream
- ½ c. pecan pieces
- 4 tbsp. Butter
- ½ c. light brown sugar, packed
- ⅓ c. heavy cream
- 1 c. powdered sugar, sifted
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Spray Mini Bundt Cake pans with baking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, water, vegetable oil, and mix until well combined. Add a dollop of sour cream and pecans and stir once more to blend well.
- Fill each bundt cake with ⅔rds of cake mix and bake on middle rack for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and turn to cooling rack.
- To make the glaze:
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar on medium heat. Whisk to combine and allow to come to a slight boil for 5 minutes. Slowly pour in the heavy cream and whisk until well mixed. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Next, add the powdered sugar and whisk until well combined and add the pinch of salt.