This mini bundt cakes are so cute, they got the right size and they are great from kids birthday parties to sophisticated dinners just adjust the decoration from whimsically to elegant, this little guys can do it all. Cupcakes move over.
My mum send me a mini bundt pan from Germany a couple of months ago. Don’t tell her but we got a hugh selection of mini cake molds here in Kansas City, so it is kind of sending sushi to Japan. But I haven’t thought about buying one and since I got one I really enjoyed this cake mold. At first I wasn’t sure about which recipe to use, so I made the half of my favorite gugelhupf recipe and came out with 12 cute and delicious mini cakes, the last ones had been a little small because I could’t resist to try the batter very many times…
Poppy seeds are one of my favorite gugelhupf, they are blue gray and add a nutty flavor to savory dishes and cakes, cookies, rolls and breads. You can buy rolled poppy seeds which are mixed with sugar (Mohnback) or I like to use them whole (like you see them on bagels) because they are much cheaper and longer storable.
12 mini bundt cakes each about 1/3 cup, every other would be fine even a muffin pan
110 g / 1/2 cup granulated sugar
120 g unsalted butter at room temperature
130 g / 3/4 cup poppy seeds
135 g / 1 cup and 2 tbsp all purpose flour
130 g/ 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum-free)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
powdered sugar for dusting
optional: 1 teaspoon lemon zests
Preheat your oven to 175 C / 350 F and grease your molds.
In a bowl cream the sugar, eggs and butter together. Add the yogurt and mix well.
In a separate bowl measure the poppy seeds, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the lemon zests if you want to use them. Pour everything into the butter/egg mixture and stir shortly just to combine everything. Use a rubber spatula to clean the bowls walls if needed.
Fill each mold 2/3 full with the batter and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar.
If you use a 6-count mini bundt pan go on baking the second batch after cooling the pan.