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Mini Gluten-Free Wedding Cakes

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Mini Gluten-Free Wedding Cakes
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Mini Gluten-Free Wedding Cakes

Now your gluten-free guests can have their cake and eat it too. A hint of lemon in the cake mix is complemented with raspberry filling and topped in any pretty way you can dream up!


box (15 oz.) Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
cup water (called for on the package)
stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened (called for on the package)
eggs (called for on the package)
teaspoons gluten-free almond extract (substituted for the gluten-free vanilla called for on the package)
zest of lemon
tablespoons gluten-free, seedless raspberry jam
container (12 oz.) Betty Crocker™ Whipped butter cream frosting
Flowers, non-perils, colored sprinkles, fresh raspberries, or other preference


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray regular-size muffin tin with non-stick baking spray.
  • 2 Combine cake mix, water, butter, almond extract, eggs and lemon zest. Beat on low speed 30 seconds, then medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups and bake for 18-23 minutes, just until done and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack and cool completely. (Speed cooling in fridge if desired.)
  • 3 With a small, sharp knife, level tops and cut mini cakes in half. Invert the cake. Add 1 Tbsp jam to center, keeping jam away from edges of cake. Top with remaining half (so mini cake bottom is now on top).
  • 4 Using a small kife, spread frosting on sides and tops of cake. Garnish as desired.
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Gluten-Free Mini Wedding Cakes

As prepared by tbspSusan,

Here's a brilliant way to let your gluten-free guests have their cake and eat it too.

These days, wedding cakes can be as vibrant and creative as the couple wants.

But what's a bride to do if she or some of the wedding guests are gluten intolerant? Who wants to say no to cake? Come on -- that's a nuptial no-no.

So, make these cute and yummy Mini Gluten-Free Wedding Cakes for your gluten-intolerant guests -- and everybody will think you're the most thoughtful bride in all the universe. No bridezilla here. No, sir.

Let's Bake Cakes!

First, mix up a box of Betty Crocker gluten-free cake mix. I added some lemon zest and gluten-free almond extract to the other ingredients. Fresshhhhhh.

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix and Frosting

Bake them in 12 regular-size muffin tins, and let 'em cool completely.

Gluten Free Cupcakes

With a sharp serrated knife, level the top (yes, you can eat that part right now) and cut the mini cake in half.

Slice the Gluten Free Mini Cake in Half

Invert it -- so the cut top side is at the bottom. Add gluten-free seedless raspberry jam as the filling. Gob it up in the middle like this, but don't get close to the edges.

Add Gluten Free Raspberry Jam

Add the other half on top.

Gluten Free Mini Cake with Jam Filling

Then, using a small knife, start slathering Betty Crocker Butter Cream Frosting on -- also gluten free, and it's totally ready to go. Is this a great world, or what?

Tip: Keep a separate small knife in a glass of hot water. When you're done frosting the sides and top, run the hot, wet knife around the cake to smooth the frosting. Pro trick!

Make 'em Pop

Summer garden wedding? Then you must have theeeese, dahling:

Bright Flowers Garnish Mini Cakes

Or are you more traditional? Gotcha covered there too.

Mini Gluten Free Cake with a Rose

More Garnishing Ideas

A plump fresh raspberry on top would be sent from heaven.

Raspberry Topped Mini Cake

YUM! That filling tastes all fancy pants.

Raspberry Filling

Your gluten-free peeps are taken care of and will definitely feel the love. So, now you can stress about the really big deals -- like remembering those rings. And the groom. Definitely don't forget the groom.

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Keep a separate small knife in a glass of hot water. After frosting a mini cake, run the hot, wet knife over the frosting to smooth it.

Betty Crocker™ makes a gluten-free devil's food cake mix and gluten-free chocolate frosting, too! Gluten-free raspberry jam would be a great filing, or thick, gluten-free hot-fudge sauce.

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