These mini brown sugar pound cakes are moist, velvety-soft, and they make a great homemade gift. Top with a sweet icing and festive decorations!

Mini brown sugar pound cake bundt on a white stand with white icing, white sprinkles, and a sprig of royal icing holly leaves & berries, with holiday greenery and a red checked napkin in the background.

This is a sponsored post, written by me and created in partnership with Domino® Sugar. All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart.

Hey there!

We are really getting down to the wire now with Christmas prep! I can’t believe there are only a few days left to get ready! Do you have everything in order?

I’m never able to get it together to get all the things done ahead of time, but I think I’m in pretty good shape! I’ve got a lot done, but still just a few loose ends that need tying up.

Isn’t it funny how even when you think you’re in a really good place, there are always a few last minute surprises? I was out shopping with a friend recently and she mentioned how we should probably get a little something for our kids’ violin teacher. I was like “Oh dang! I hadn’t even thought of that but yes!”

It’s times like these when I’m glad I’ve got a fully stocked baking pantry. It’s amazing what you can whip up last minute with just a few simple basics!

Like these sweet little mini brown sugar pound cakes.

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Aren’t they just the cutest? And so yummy too. There’s nothing else quite like a pound cake. So moist, buttery, and velvety-soft! Imagine sitting down to one of these with a hot cup of goodness.

These little mini pound cakes are baked with brown sugar, and it gives the most warm, deep flavor. It’s like pound cake taken to the next level!

Mini Brown Sugar Pound Cakes:  I made these as holiday gifts for my kids' teachers and they were a big hit!  LOVED the caramel-y flavor from the brown sugar, and they're so moist and buttery!  SPONSORED BY DOMINO  @realdominosugar  #food #desserts #cake #brownsugar #poundcake #bundt #minibundt #baking #recipes

I’ve been baking with Domino® Sugar ever since I can remember. It is THE sugar in the Philadelphia area, where I live. But if you’re not on the east coast, you might know it as C&H® Sugar. If they don’t sell Domino® Sugar in your area, look for C&H® Sugar, the sister brand of Domino® Sugar.

I used Domino® Light Brown Sugar for the mini brown sugar pound cakes you see here. It has a slightly nutty, caramel flavor and it’s ideal for cakes like these. But if you want more of a deep, rich molasses flavor, you could substitute for Domino® Dark Brown Sugar (in equal measure). Either option will yield a magnificently moist result.

I’ve drizzled them with a sweet rum glaze (it’s festive, and it brings out the caramel flavors), and sprinkled them with frosty sprinkles in different shapes and sizes. So wintry and perfect for the season! And a few holly sprigs, piped in royal icing, are the finishing touch!

I’ll be demo-ing this recipe LIVE on my Facebook page at 11am (east coast time) tomorrow (December 22, 2017), so be sure to tune in and see just how they’re made, and how to package them up as a perfect little gift! See you then!

Mini brown sugar pound cake bundt on a white stand with white icing, white sprinkles, and a sprig of royal icing holly leaves & berries, with holiday greenery and a red checked napkin in the background.

More great homemade gift ideas on my “Homemade Gifts” Pinterest board!


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Mini Brown Sugar Pound Cakes

These mini brown sugar pound cakes are moist, velvety-soft, and they make a great homemade gift. Top with a sweet icing and festive decorations!

Prep Time 55 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields 6 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the cakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour*
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the decorations:

  • 2 cups Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum (optional, milk can be substituted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Sugar pearls, for garnish
  • White nonpariel sprinkles, for garnish
  • Clear sparkling sugar, for garnish
  • Royal icing, tinted green and red, for garnish**

Instructions

To make the cakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and generously mist a bundlette pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy (3 to 5 minutes).
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the vanilla, mixing on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Add the flour and salt, mixing on medium speed until just barely incorporated.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the thickest part of a cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To decorate:

  1. Place the confectioners sugar, rum, and vanilla in a medium bowl and stir together until smooth.
  2. Add more milk, if needed, to get the proper drizzling consistency. (If too much liquid is added and the icing is too thin, more confectioners sugar can be added to thicken it back up.)
  3. Drizzle the icing over the cakes, and sprinkle with sugar pearls, white nonpariels, and sparkling sugar.
  4. Pipe holly leaves with green royal icing, and berries with red royal icing.
  5. Allow the decorations to fully dry, then package the cakes in cello bags with ribbon, greenery, and a gift tag.

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Recipe Notes

*I prefer cake flour because it yields a lighter, softer cake with a finer crumb. It's sold in regular grocery stores, on the same shelf as all the other kinds of flour. If you can't find it or don't want to buy it, try googling "cake flour substitute."

**Find my favorite royal icing recipe here: https://bakingamoment.com/iced-chocolate-peppermint-cookies/

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 808kcal Calories from fat 370
% Daily Value
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Carbohydrate 103g 34%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 75g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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