Strawberry-Pecan Mini Cakes

Strawberry-Pecan Mini Cake
Strawberry-Pecan Mini Cake

I am fond of eating fruits straight, and I prefer no-cook fruit preparations like Soopa. I do not want to subject them to cooking. However, this easy dessert which takes only about ten minutes to prepare for baking is so delicious and liked by everyone who tasted, that I am more than willing to donate a pint of berries to it. Light and just sugary enough to satisfy that craving tooth, these strawberry mini cakes are good any time of the day. With this sweet sayonara to week long strawberry saga, I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Strawberry Mini Cakes
(makes 12 mini cakes)

3 cups all-purpose flour
11/2 cups turbinado sugar (or sugar of any kind)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup juice from oranges
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cut strawberries
2 cups finely chopped pecans

In a large mixing bowl, sift and stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a small bowl, break and add 2 eggs. (I removed the yellows, my preference. Keep yellows if you like) Also add milk, oil, orange juice and vanilla. Beat the mixture lightly and add this mixture to flour mixture. Before the flour and liquid ingredients are fully combined, fold in the strawberries and pecans, stirring gently.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Apply ghee/butter or oil to mini cake pans. Fill about two thirds full with the batter.

Bake the cakes for about 45 minutes or until tops are golden and when a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Serve the mini cakes at room temperature.
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© Recipe and Photos Copyright 2009 Indira Singari

Strawberry Pecan Mini Cakes
Fresh Out of Oven, Strawberry Mini Cakes ~ for the Weekend

21 Comments

  • By Kalyani, April 17, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    Hi Indira,

    Its like strawberry mela going on … looks yummy yummy … Thanks for post …

  • By Le, April 17, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Happy weeekend to you too. Syonara to your Strawberries too..

  • By Cilantro, April 17, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    So many recipes with strawberry @ Mahanandi…lovely recipes.

  • By Divya Vikram, April 17, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    A strawberry recipe yet again! Mini cakes look cute..

  • By Usha, April 17, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

    That is a beautiful cake!

  • By rashmi, April 17, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    Awesome ideas using strawberries.
    Looks like you are having lot of fun from picking them fresh from gardens and also using them in your recipes.
    The mini cakes are looking picture perfect. Good work, Indira.

  • By Kay, April 19, 2009 @ 5:55 am

    Looks Awesome, Indira! I will give it a try with spelt flour as I can’t have AP flour.

  • By Nirmala, April 19, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    These mini cakes looks so very nice. I think its a long while since u posted any cake recipes! And this week long expedition with strawberries have ended up with a wonderufl dessert :)

  • By Sumitha, April 20, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    Indira,

    I made this cake last weekend. I don’t have mini cake pans, so I used a regular round cake pan, big one. The cake came out beautifully, and tasted quite good. It was for a small gettogether and everyone enjoyed a piece. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

  • By Avisha, April 20, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    Pecans and Strawberry are my favorites,am definatelty going to try it out.

  • By kalva, April 20, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

    lovely recipe

  • By R, April 20, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    Thanks you have completed your stawberries…otherwise i would have gone pink ..eating them everyday.

    Appreciate very simple recipies from you with everyday ingredients..
    You really know how to make luchetime worth looking forward to..

  • By Indira, April 20, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    Thanks friends for your lovely comments. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    Thanks Rashmi.

    Kay: Splet flour is a great idea. Don’t forget to adjust leavening appropriately.

    Nirmala: It’s been a while since I blogged about a cake, isn’t it? So much to cook, so little time.:)

    Sumitha: Glad to read that you tried and liked this recipe. Appreciate the feedback.

    Avisha: It’s so good to see you here. Congratulations on your new blog on Sindhi Cuisine.

  • By Pooja, April 20, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    adorable! between this recipe and the soopa, I’m set!

  • By Preeti, April 21, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

    Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! I made it yesterday and my toddler son just devoured 3 of these. My husband doesnt like it very sweet and this cake was perfect.

    Happy to read that you and family enjoyed this cake, Preeti. Thanks very much for the feedback.
    -Indira

  • By Roma, April 22, 2009 @ 4:05 am

    mini cakes have a really nice shape. Look tasty as well.

  • By Dee, April 26, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

    Indira , can I substitute orange juice with more milk ? or water … kinda scratching my head on what to substitute it with ?? Have more than a couple of pounds of strawberries at home.. but no orange juice … so was just wondering…

    Milk works fine Dee. I had lot of very ripe oranges at home when I baked this cake, that’s why I added little bit of orange juice to the mix. Make the batter on the thin side. Happy strawberry baking.
    -Indira

  • By Ioulia, April 28, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe Indira!
    i made a big cake as well, it had to be baked for 70 min:) it turned out great, we enjoyed it very much!
    i used brown sugar and canola oil, it worked just fine as i expected.

  • By Dee, April 30, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

    Dear Indira, I made these mini cakes in a muffin pan, a few changes that I made were I used whole wheat pastry flour and then added a 1/2 cup more of strawberries , then subsituted the orange juice with milk and then added a mixture of nuts. They turned out great! Thanks for the recipe !

  • By ramya, May 1, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    I tried your cake and it came out very well. It was delicious and I got a lot of praises. Thanks to you… you are doing a great job and I love your site!

  • By Anil, June 14, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    Hi, We visit and read your food blogs regularly. Thanks for sharing recipes and wonderful pictures. Those pictures make us go, get the ingredients and try the recipe.

    Today I found snow peas in our refrigerator and thinking of cooking something with them. My immediate thought was visit your site for some inspiration. I did all kinds of search, to my surprise, I did not find any of your recipes using snow peas. It appears you have used all the vegetables. How did you miss snow peas? :)

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