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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.

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

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
Prep Time
55 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
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!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar pound cake
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 862 kcal
Ingredients
For the cakes:
For the decorations:
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.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Brown Sugar Pound Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 862 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Potassium 146mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 116g 39%
Sugars 92g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 26%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.