Quick And Easy Mini Birthday Cake

Sometimes an entire birthday cake is way too much. If you're trying to show a friend how much you care or even if you just want to treat yourself, give this quick & easy mini birthday cake a try. A super simple cake base, delicious strawberry jam & caramel filling, and a rich chocolate glaze all come together to make this cake a tasty and thoughtful treat that the birthday boy or girl will remember for years to come! 

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 8 soft caramels + 3 tbsp hot water
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder + 3 tbsp hot water
  • 2-3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar + 1 tbsp water
  • 1 sunflower seed


1. For the cake batter, tear the slices of white bread into small pieces, combine with the sugar and hot water, and let soak for 10 minutes. Separate the egg yolk and egg white and stir the egg yolk into the bread mixture to form a creamy cake batter. Beat the egg white until stiff and fold the mixture into the cake batter. Pour the cake batter into a greased 4-inch round casserole dish, place the casserole dish in a large saucepan, fill the saucepan with water around the casserole dish, and cook over medium-high heat for 40 minutes until the cake is browned on the outside.  Remove the finished cake from the casserole dish and let cool. For the caramel sauce, pour hot water over 7 of the soft caramels, wait for the caramels to melt, and then whisk the mixture until creamy. Slice the cake in half widthwise, spread the caramel sauce in a ring around the outer edge of one side of the cake, fill the center with strawberry jam, and place the other cake half on top.

2. For the chocolate icing, combine the cocoa powder and hot water and let the mixture cool down a bit before pouring it over the cake. Once the chocolate icing has set, combine the powdered sugar and water and drizzle the white icing on top of the cake. For the edible birthday candle, roll the remaining soft caramel into the shape of a candle, top with a sunflower seed, and place in the center of the cake.

The birthday kid won't even have to wait to blow out the candles for their wish to come true! And it's all made with simple ingredients and using simple baking techniques. This mini birthday cake is almost too good to be true!

Get the recipes for the 4 Fun & Creative Birthday Cakes For Kids featured in the bonus video.


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