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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! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Cake Bites
Servings: 40
Calories: 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Vanilla Glaze

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP hot water
  • 2 TBSP butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles for topping

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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