Thursday, February 17, 2022

French Kissed Mini Bundts #BundtBakers

These adorable little mini bundts are flavored with olive oil and rosewater and kissed with Herbs de Provence for a sweet and savory taste sensation sure to delight.

French Kissed Mini Bundts

The Bundt Bakers are featuring Herbs this month.......
Lara of Tartacadabra was scheduled to host this month and had chosen Herbs as a theme for our Bundts.  Lara is a bit under the weather so I am stepping in to assist.  


Let's take a look at what everyone baked up with Herbs today........
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French Kissed Mini Bundts

I adapted this recipe from one found at Local Milk Blog for Herbes de Provence and Rose Olive Oil Cake who had adapted it from a recipe found at Food52 for Maialino's Olive Oil Cake.  I decided to halve the recipe and make mini bundts that I could serve up as dessert for Valentine Day and freeze any leftovers.  I deleted the glaze topping and opted for a sprinkle of powdered sugar on the cakes and a drizzle of strawberry syrup on the plates.

French Kissed Mini Bundts pin

Neither of the names for this cake suited my Valentine Day Menu, hence the name I chose to call them...French Kissed Mini Bundts.  Perfect for Valentine Day and perfect for describing these tender, delicious cakes that are kissed with French herbs de Provence.

Desserts, Bundts, Cupcakes, Cakes, Herbs, Olive Oil, Rosewater
Yield: 12 servings
Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
French Kissed Mini Bundts

French Kissed Mini Bundts

These adorable little mini bundts are flavored with olive oil and rosewater and kissed with Herbs de Provence for a sweet and savory taste sensation sure to delight.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 t. Herbs de Provence
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. grapefruit juice, about half a large grapefruit
  • 1/2 t. rose water
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • strawberry or chocolate syrup, if desired.


  1. Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and herbs into the large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Turn on low speed and stir to combine.
  2. Whisk together the grapefruit juice, rose water, olive oil, buttermilk and egg.
  3. Pour into the dry mixture and mix on medium speed just until combined.
  4. Divide between 12 mini bundts or muffin tins that have been treated with baking spray. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. When completely cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  7. Serve with strawberry or chocolate syrup, if desired


Adapted from a recipe found at local milk blog

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  1. So that's what you did! I kept wondering what herbs you could be using with the name "French Kissed". I've never used that herb blend but it definitely sounds delicious.

  2. Fantastic flavors in the bundts, Wendy!

  3. French delights so romantic,
    I love

  4. Rose and herbs sound amazing and would love to try this delicious cake!

  5. What an interesting flavor profile, and your little bundts look great.


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