Easy Vanilla Cake Bites
Easy Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of the party!
- 1 box white cake mix 15.25 oz box
- 1 small box vanilla Instant pudding mix 3.4 oz box
- 5 large egg whites
- 1 1/4 cups sour cream or yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP hot water
- 2 TBSP butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sprinkles for topping
Preheat the oven to 325° F. Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray- note that the non-stick spray made specifically for baking works best! This recipe makes 75-85 mini cupcakes so I ended up baking 3 1/2 batches in my mini cupcake pan that holds 24 cupcakes.
Beat the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl with an electric mixer for several minutes until smooth and somewhat whipped looking.
Fill each muffin hole about 3/4 way full. I used a heaping small cookie scoop and it worked perfectly! Bake each pan for about 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the pan for a few minutes, then overturn cake bites onto a wire rack. Turn cakes right side up and let cool another 5 minutes. Then you're ready to glaze them!
Lay out some waxed paper so that clean-up is easier. Whisk the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. You'll want the glaze to be a bit thicker than syrup so that it coats each cake bite. Feel free to add more hot water or powdered sugar until you feel like you've reached the right consistency.
Dip each cake bite into the glaze and set it on the wax paper. Immediately add sprinkles to the top.
If the glaze hardens a bit, stick the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Repeat until all cake bites are glazed. They take just a few minutes to cool and firm up and they're ready to serve!
Recipe yields about 75-80 cupcake bites.
You can make all the bites the same size or you can do some one-bite cakes and some two-bites cakes. The difference is using the small cookie scoop or the medium cookie scoop. A heaping small scoop will give you something in the middle. I like the option of having some smaller bites.
Serving: 2g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg