Toasted Almond Mini "Cakes"

15  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 8 servings.


Toasted Almond Mini  "Cakes" Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp. milk, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. instant espresso
  • 32 NILLA Wafers
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 4 maraschino cherries, halved

Instructions

  • Beat  butter and sugar in medium bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add 2 Tbsp. milk and extract; mix well.
  • Add  remaining milk to espresso in small bowl; stir until dissolved.
  • Brush  wafers with espresso mixture. Spread top of each wafer with 1 tsp. frosting. Stack in 8 piles of 4 wafers each to make mini "cakes." Spread tops with remaining frosting.
  • Garnish  with nuts and cherries.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour.

Recipe Tips

Vanilla-Coconut Mini "Cakes"Prepare as directed, omitting the espresso and substituting vanilla extract for the almond extract. Brush wafers with milk; frost and stack as directed. Garnish with 1-1/2 cups toasted sweetened flaked coconut instead of the almonds.

Size WiseSweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 350 
    • Total fat 21 g
    • Saturated fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 35 mg
    • Sodium 160 mg
    • Carbohydrate 37 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 28 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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