51 comments

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      I felt the same way the first time I heard about zucchini cake!! Why have it in a loaf .. when it could be cake? Haha :) Thanks so much, Abby!

  1. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Seriously with that frosting?! Wowww! The flavors are amazing! And so so cute. Thanks for sharing with us something that you’ve been digging for a while — those are always my favorite to read about :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Oh, that’s the kindest comment! It makes me so glad I finally got off my butt and posted it :) Thanks so much!

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Between you and me, we could totally mini-fy the whole cake-world ;) Hope you’re having the best time in La Jolla!!

  2. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Hurrah for mini cakes! I’m so glad you posted this one too because I adore the sound of these. And that basil-lime frosting?! Inspired. Totally.

  3. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    You know that song “Funkytown”? This post reminded me of the lyrics “well I talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, talk about it. Talk about, talk about, talk about movin”. Ok, I’m a weirdo. Anyways, this post also makes me ravenously hungry for that adorable mini zucchini cake. It’s a perfect Nancy-sized cake! And that frosting sounds divine. Love that you used basil and lime together.

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      BAHA I looove that song!! It should be the soundtrack to this post. Thanks so much for the kind words, Nance <3 (and for your email — soo appreciated!)

  4. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    This is so cute!!!! I love the green and white color thing you got going on. Also, I’m secretly obsessed with limes that have parts of the peel removed. No joke. Is that weird?

  5. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    this little cutie has all my favorite green things (except maybe kale?) and i LOVE it! I’m totally coming to your internet wedding and eating 5 slices of cake. because that is also okay in the blog-world.

  6. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    basil. lime. cream cheese!? so many good things here, miss! you’re totally inspiring me to veer from my normal choc-choc cake! hope these august days are treating you two well! xo

  7. says:

    August 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    This is soooooo adorable! I love it.

    I am not a big wedding gal (we only had 4 guests at ours!) BUT if I’d *have* to be your wedding planner I’d suggest 1 mini cake like this per table. And do a his/her theme (kinda like what you did with the smoothies a few weeks ago). So family of the bride get a ‘green cake’ on their table i.e. this zucchini one and family of the groom and orange cake i.e. ‘carrot or orange or pumpkin’.

    I think it would be a rather cute affair.
    Happy planning and happy baking.;)
    Kimberly

  8. says:

    August 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Awww, good luck with the wedding planning! Feel free to contact me if you need to vent.

    The cake looks totally ADORABLES and sounds delicious. Zucchini and basil, so unique :)

  9. says:

    August 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t think I ever want to make regular size cakes anymore because mini ones are so damn cute and easier to work with! I have hands the size of a 12-year-old (seriously – I’m a size 3 in rings), so I think mini is the way to go.

  10. says:

    August 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    No lie, I would gladly eat all of those three layers!

    Your mini cakes are so so so cute, I cannot even. I would so try to make a mini cake but I’m scared that my clumsy giant man hands wouldn’t be the best of matches for one! *sad cat emoji* Wait and can we talk about how good that lime cream cheese is? I’ve made a similar recipe for one of my favorite carrot cakes with the addition of a little bit of coconut milk/extract. So so so so good.

  11. alanafixfeastflair says:

    August 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Obsessed is the first word that comes to mind. I’ve never made a mini cake but I am absolutely inspired to make one now! And that frosting, it sounds amazing. Lime and basil are my two favorites to throw into cocktails of course they’d be great as a frosting ;). xo

  12. says:

    August 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I’m about to make this for my friend now! I know she’ll love it :) I’m making it vegan doe with soy yogurt and coconut whipped cream :)

  13. says:

    August 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    These mini cakes of yours are out of control!!!! They are both adorable and stunningly gorgeous at the same time!!! Where is your little cake stand from? I’m kind of obsessed :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 26, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Ah, thank you for such kind words, Lindsay!! The stand is actually a candle stand from IKEA ;) Is there anything that store doesn’t have?

  14. Nicole B. says:

    August 24, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I just came across your blog and your mini cakes are amazing! I absolutely love them. I can’t wait to give this one a try.

  15. Kathryn says:

    August 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I’m so going to make each of your mini cakes! Can we please have a chocolate mini cake for those of us who also need our chocolate fix in minature?

    • tworedbowls says:

      August 26, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Hi Kathryn! I do have one, in fact! It’s here — one of my favorite chocolate cakes ever! It’s a little smaller than this one (just two layers instead of three) but more than satisfying in my opinion. And now I’m craving one……. Thanks so much for your kind comment!

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