Mini Sunflower Cakes

Here comes the sun--flowers! Make maxi smiles with mini cakes that bloom with sweet flavor.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Yellow food color, if desired
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour cups of sunflower mini pan, or spray pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box, adding food color to batter. Pour batter into pan, filling each cup about three-fourths full.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pan to cooling rack, placing sunflower side up. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips onto center of each cake. After chips melt slightly, spread chocolate with knife. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Look for the sunflower mini pans at specialty cookware stores.

Add a few drops of yellow food color to cake mix batter to create a sunny color.

Arrange a bouquet of sunflower cakes on a large tray for a dessert buffet. Drizzle with glaze or dust with powdered sugar for a tasty variety.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 12 Mini-Cakes
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.