Praline Mini Cakes

Family and friends will go crazy for mini cakes! Toffee bits add sweet flavor and crunch.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

Cakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup toffee bits

Glaze and Garnish

1/4
cup butter (do not use margarine)
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons corn syrup
2
tablespoons milk
1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup toffee bits

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Generously grease and lightly flour 12 mini fluted tube cake pans or 12 jumbo muffin cups (do not spray with cooking spray).
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in pecans and 1/2 cup toffee bits. Divide batter evenly among mini pans.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and milk. Heat to rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Immediately beat in powdered sugar and vanilla with whisk until smooth. Immediately drizzle about 1 tablespoon glaze over each cake; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon toffee bits. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Almond lovers can get a fix by substituting almonds for the pecans and almond extract for the vanilla.

To keep the cakes from sticking to the cake pans, be sure to generously grease and flour the pans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Mini Cake
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
45g
45%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.