Mini Desserts Trio

All you need is one cake and frosting recipe that turns into three different petite desserts: Strawberry Shortcake Shooter, Chocolate Éclair and a Toasted Almond Treat. Plus, watch our Confectionista Project Video below to see how easy these are to make.

 

Mini Desserts Trio

 

Cake Ingredients

1 1/4 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

4 large eggs, room temperature

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder


Cake Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 17 ¼ x 11 ½-inch sheet pan and dust with flour. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, cream cheese and extracts until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Beat into sugar mixture until smooth. Spread batter onto prepared sheet pan. Cut through batter several times with knife to break large air bubbles. Bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cake to rest for 15 minutes.

 

Frosting Starter Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup all-vegetable shortening

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (2 lb.) pkg. Domino® Confectioners Sugar

2 tablespoons water


Frosting Starter Directions

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine first four ingredients. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Reduce speed; add extract and gradually add sugar while mixing. Add water; beat until smooth. Yields 6 cups.

To learn more about our Frosting Starter recipe, click here.

 

Chocolate Éclair

Additional Ingredients

2 cups of Frosting Starter

8 teaspoons cocoa powder

8 chocolate wafers, crushed
 

Assembly Directions

Cut out 18 (1 ½ inch) pieces of pound cake.

Combine 8 teaspoons cocoa with 2 cups frosting starter. Mix well.

Layer as follows: Place 1 piece of pound cake in mini dessert shooter, followed by 1 teaspoon of cookie crumbs, followed by chocolate frosting. Continue with 2 more layers, for a total of 3 layers. Top with cookie crumbs.

 

 

Strawberry Shortcake Shooter

Additional Ingredients

2 cups of Frosting Starter

½ cup strawberries, finely diced

6 strawberries, for garnish
 

Assembly Directions

Cut out 18 (1 ½ inch) pieces of pound cake.

Layer as follows: Place 2 teaspoons of diced strawberries in mini dessert shooter, followed by frosting, followed by 1 piece of pound cake. Continue with 2 more layers, for a total of 3 layers. Top with a whole strawberry.


 

Toasted Almond Treats

Additional Ingredients

2 cups of Frosting Starter

1 teaspoon almond extract

½ cup almonds, toasted and finely chopped

6 almonds, for garnish

 

Assembly Directions

Cut out 18 (1 ½ inch) pieces of pound cake.

Combine 1 teaspoon almond extract with ½ cup chopped, toasted almonds to 2 cups frosting starter. Mix well.

Layer as follows: Place 1 piece of cake in mini dessert shooter, followed by 1 teaspoon of chopped almonds, then almond flavored frosting, then 1 piece of pound cake. Continue with 2 more layers, for a total of 3 layers. Top with a whole almond.

Recipe Yields: 18 total mini desserts (6) of each flavor

Mini Desserts Trio