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A mini layer cake with a slice missing, sitting on a small glass cake stand.

Mini Layer Cake

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5 from 6 reviews

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This mini layer cake is just like a regular layered cake, but mini! Perfect for a special occasion with just a handful of people.





  • * Frosting: I used this espresso buttercream frosting but you can use any type you like. The amount of frosting needed will depend on your frosting method. See the blog post for more information.
  • Use the right cake tins. Use cake tins that are 4” in diameter and at least 2” tall. I use these 4” by 3” tall round cake tins.
  • Use a kitchen scale. A kitchen scale is the most accurate way to measure ingredients. You can also use the scale when adding the batter to the cake tins to divide it evenly.
  • Nutritional Info: The nutritional information is calculated without frosting.
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 243
  • Sugar: 21.1g
  • Sodium: 133mg
  • Fat: 12.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.1g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg