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Fancy Christmas Cakes! (Homemade Ding Dongs) Video Tutorial!

Fancy Christmas Cakes with Whipped Filling

Creating a beautiful and delicious mini-cake for your Holiday celebration has never been easier!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cakes, Fancy Christmas Cakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 16 oz confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. (2% or whole) milk
  • pinch salt


  1. Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)

  2. Add vanilla extract.
  3. With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners' sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.

  4. Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)

  5. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
  6. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

Recipe Notes

Use THIS White Cake recipe for from-scratch cakes.