Makes 12 Mini Cakes
Prep 15 min.
Bake at 350 for 20 min.
Microwave 10 sec. Per Batch
1 box (15.25 oz.) Spice, Vanilla or Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 cup Buttermilk
3 Large Eggs
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 can (16 oz.) Vanilla Frosting
Orange Gel Food Coloring, Nonpareils, or Sprinkles
Tootsie Rolls (for stems)
- Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 12-cup mini Bundt cupcake pans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using buttermilk in place of water. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake pans.
- Bake at 350 until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-20 min. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 min. Invert and cool completely. Using a small serrated knife, trim domed tops to make them level.
- Tint frosting orange with food coloring. Spread a little frosting on cut side of 12 of the cakes. Sandwich with remaining 12 cakes. Microwave remaining frosting for 5-10 sec, until smooth but not too thin. Spoon some frosting on top of a stacked cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Top with nonpareils or sprinkles. Cut a Tootsie Roll in half diagonally and reshape slightly with your hands. Add to top of cake as stem.
- Repeat with other flavors of cake mix, if desired.