Almond Petits Fours

Almond Petits Fours

Use mini muffin cups to make tender little cakes covered with a sweet almond glaze.

Prep Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

60

petits

Cake
1
package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1
teaspoon almond extract
Almond Glaze
1
bag (2 lb) powdered sugar
1/2
cup water
1/2
cup corn syrup
2
teaspoons almond extract
1
to 3 teaspoons hot water
Decoration
Assorted colors Betty Crocker® decorating icing (in 4.25-oz tubes), fresh edible flowers, or purchased candy flowers
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms only of about 58 mini muffin cups with baking spray with flour.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box, adding 1 teaspoon almond extract with the water. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about half full). (If using one pan, refrigerate batter while baking other cakes; wash pan before filling with additional batter.)
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Place cooling rack on cookie sheet or waxed paper to catch glaze drips. In 3-quart saucepan, stir powdered sugar, 1/2 cup water, the corn syrup and 2 teaspoons almond extract. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is pourable. Turn each mini-cake on cooling rack so top side is down. Pour about 1 tablespoon glaze over each cake, letting glaze coat the sides. Let stand 15 minutes.
  5. With decorating icing, pipe designs on cakes, or garnish cakes with flowers just before serving. Store loosely covered.
Makes 60 petits fours
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You can make the cakes up to 2 weeks earlier and freeze, but wait to add the glaze until shortly before you serve them.
Miniature desserts are great choices for a dessert buffet. Guests can sample several of the desserts if they are only one or two bites each.
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Petit Four)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.