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Spiced Pecan Cake Minis Recipe

  • Author: Diana of
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


A quick spiced dessert with pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg, perfect for a cool fall day. The pecans add great texture, and the scent of these cake minis baking away make your house smell like autumn. *Vegetarian, Vegan options*


  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoons flaxseed meal / ground flaxseeds
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • small handful pecans, chopped (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or sub a similar oil), plus more to prep baking dishes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or vegan milk substitute)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • powdered sugar, optional
  • non-stick spray


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush two ramekins (3 inch diameter) with oil. Note: I pour a bit (maybe 1/2 teaspoon) into the bottom of each dish and brush around, adding more if needed.
  2. Mix flaxseed meal and water together and set aside to bind while you continue with the rest of the recipe.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until ingredients are well-combined. Stir in pecans.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix oil and sugar. Stir in flaxseed/water mixture, then milk and vanilla until well-combined.
  5. Stir wet mixture into dry mixture until just combined (careful that no flour bits remain, but that you also do not over-mix).
  6. Evenly distribute batter into the two ramekins. Bake until top is golden brown and cake is cooked through (or a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean), about 16-20 minutes.
  7. Cool cakes to room temperature. Run a knife around the edge of the cake in the ramekin to loosen the cake (circling a couple times until you see the cake loosening from the bottom). Place the cake minis on serving plate.
  8. If using, dust the tops of the cakes with powdered sugar and serve. Enjoy!

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