Sweetheart Mini Cakes

I was in desperate need of some cooking therapy.  My Friday started with my laptop acting up.  I wasn’t able to promote and be active on social media because there was no way that my laptop was going to let me get on the internet.  Okay okay I have a smartphone. I am not fond of typing on that tiny little phone.  I can barely see the text on my computer and now you want me to tweet, stumble, and FB on my smartphone. I struggled most of the day trying to figure out what was going on with my laptop.  By nightfall, I was saving docs and pics to my flash drive in anticipation of a visit to the local Geek Squad hospital.

It was there that a virus was discovered.  My best guess, a zip file I downloaded from Weaver to assist with the freaking upgrade I was forced to partake in attached itself to my laptop.

The story is not that simple, but let’s just say the loaner laptop and other unforeseen obstacles put tears in my eyes.

That is where the cooking therapy came in.  That coupled with my desire for mini or individual sweets to  restrain me from devouring mass quantities of sugar.

I baked these Sweetheart Mini Cakes and then promptly made my baby girl take them to her office for her co-workers.

I like this so much because it cures my need to bake and taste something sweet and delicious and pass my treats on to someone who will absolutely love them.

So with Valentine’s day around the corner, you can make these mini heart shaped cakes for your special someone guilt free, well almost anyway.

Sweetheart Mini Cakes Recipe

Sweetheart Mini Cakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 8
Inspired by Betty Crocker – I used a heart-shaped mini cake pan but you can use a cupcake pan and it should make 12 cupcakes
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking power
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 ounces Chobani 0% plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Pre heat oven to 350
  2. Spray pan with non stick spray or if using a cupcake pan, you can use cupcake liners
  3. in medium bowl, beat all ingredients except egg white with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute.
  4. Add the egg white and beat one more minute.
  5. Fill the cupcake pan 2/3 full.
  6. Bake. Mine were done in 12 minutes. If you use a cupcake pan it may take about 20 to 25 minutes.
4 PP for 1 heart-shaped mini cake

Oh the joys of cooking therapy.

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Yes, I ate one and passed them on.

Sweetheart Mini Cakes RecipeI took what was left in the basket of strawberries, sprinkled them with brown-sugar and opened up a bottle of Domain Chandon.

It actually worked.  I started to feel better.  Much much better.

Thank you Chandon for taking me away and for the cooking or rather the baking therapy.

My baby girl is a psychology major.  Maybe she should be a baker instead. It works wonders for me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Sweetheart Mini Cakes — 12 Comments

  1. Oh sweet Marlene! I am so sorry you had computer woe’s. I would have done the same thing, wine cures all wounds 😉 These mini cakes look adorable and I love the use of greek yogurt in the recipe.

  2. I wish my therapy was to clean house, or bake yummy treats. I just eat, instead.

    Good for you, Marlene, making such yummy-looking treats, enjoying one, and getting the rest of the temptation out of your home!

  3. I am one of your daughters coworkers. These were super yummy 🙂
    Thank you for sharing these and all the other wonderful treats you send our way!! Keep up the great work.

    • Thank you Brooke. I love to cook and bake but don’t want to eat it ALL. Mel should be coming in with some brownies today. Unless she eats them before she gets there.