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Mini Layered Naked Cakes

Apr 06, 2016
Angie Ramirez

Mini layered naked cakes

I don’t know how it happened, but my little girl is turning six years old next month. While I’m still planning her birthday celebration, I know that it will include these cute mini cakes! I always bake her a cake on her birthday, and each year I try to make a cake even more special than the last. This year, I’ve decided to include pretty flowers as the cake topper. Ever since the naked cake trend caught has my eye, I knew this was the type of cake that I would make for her birthday! This type of cake has icing in between the layers, but not covering the cake – it’s beautiful and perfect for a special occasion.

Naked cakes are a super easy way to decorate a cake, requiring minimal skills and a bit of frosting to really make a statement!


Cake mix
One can of frosting
(at least 2) 4” x 1 ¾” mini cake pans
Small spatula to frost the cake
Faux flowers to decorate as the cake topper

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box, which depending on your chosen brand should yield about 4 mini pans worth of batter. Bake according to your package’s instructions, usually 15-20 minutes in an oven preheated to 450°, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan and let completely cool.

Cut off tops of cake in a straight, even line.

Cut off tops of cake in a straight line 

To frost your cake:

Spread a thick layer of frosting across the top of the cake. Place the second layer on top and press down slightly.

Spread with frosting 

Spread a thin, even layer of frosting across the top. Take the extra frosting from the middle of the cake and push around the sides, leaving some areas where there is more frosting and other areas where there are less (how naked you want your cake is up to you!).

Leave some areas unfrosted 

Add the faux flowers on top.

Add faux flowers on top 

I just love these naked cakes; it's a simple and trendy way to decorate while using minimal skills. Plus, making a mini version is a perfect surprises for anyone!

What flavors will you use in your naked cake?

Photo courtesy of Angie Ramirez.

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