Miniature apple bunt cakes! So cute for a new school year.

My kid’s started back in school last week and we are spending our days re-learning habits, meeting teachers and connecting with parents. The beginning of the year is always such great fun! Make the first day back (or any special school day) even better with these mini-apple bunt cakes. I’m in love with them for serving an afternoon snack at home, or buttering up the new teacher at school.

The apple bunt cakes are simple enough to make – an entire classrooms worth for a back-to-school or teacher appreciation party would be easy to pull off.

Miniature apple bunt cakes

Back to school! With mini-apple bunt cakes...

DIY apple cake

Miniature apple bunt cakes

To make the mini-apple bunt cakes you will need:

  • A Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe (This one is great)
  • Favorite Buttercream Frosting Recipe (My favorite is HERE)
  • Mini Bunt Cake Pans
  • Red Food Gel
  • Pretzel Rods
  • Basil Leaves
  • Toothpicks

Oil the bunt pans well and bake the chocolate cakes for about 20 minutes. Let them completely cool then cut off the tops for a straight edge (tops while they were in the pan… so bottoms, really). This will make them all even when inverted together.

Invert the cooled bunt cakes on top of each other, and secure with one or two toothpicks to hold securely in place.

Use the food coloring to dye the frosting red and frost bunt cakes with the homemade red frosting.

Apple cakes!!!

To top the bunt cakes and bring home the apple look – cut a pretzel rod in half for the “stem” and pair it with a basil leaf for its apple “leaf”.

Hand the treat to teachers or students for a sweet start to the new school year… since we firmly believe that cake makes everything better, especially a new year of school!

(Project recipe + photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Brie Zacher).