Cute Mini Tea Cakes

Cute Mini Tea Cakes

Recipe by Nana PastriesCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Easy vanilla cakes with buttercream and strawberry jam.


  • Vanilla sheet cake
  • 120g | ½ cup + 1 tbsp unsalted butter (room temp)

  • 250g | 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 56g | ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 270g | 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 236ml | 1 cup milk

  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 7.5 ml | 1/2 tbsp vanilla

  • 227g | a little less than 2 cups of powdered sugar

  • 113g | 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp)

  • 30m | l 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

  • A pinch of salt

  • Assembly
  • Strawberry Jam


  • Vanilla sheet cake
  • Preheat the oven to 176C/350F.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Add the oil and mix until combined. Add in the eggs, mixing one at a time. Next, add the vanilla extract and mix.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Sift half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture and slowly mix until just combined.
  • Add and mix the milk. And finally, add the remaining flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into a lined 10 x 15-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool before removing from the baking pan.
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • Whip the butter and salt together
  • Sift in the powdered sugar and mix, scrape the bowl down.
  • Add the heavy cream and vanilla, mix until you get a fluffy consistency. You can add more cream if you want a thinner consistency.
  • Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a small star tip.
  • Assembly
  • Cut the cake using a heart shaped cookie cutter. I also cut some of the hearts in half because they were too thick.
  • Pipe the buttercream over the mini cakes and add strawberry jam over it like in the video.
  • Enjoy!

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