Easiest 3 Ingredient Petit Fours

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE SALES LINKS. PLEASE SEE MY FULL DISCLAIMER POLICY FOR DETAILS

Easy petit fours using pound cake, a candy coating, and an easy trick.

 

I’m lazy. No, I guess that’s not true. I can work my behind off if it’s something I want to do. Or something I think is worthwhile. But, if there is a way to do something quicker, easier AND better…I’m not stupid. Lazy. Not stupid. These Petit Fours are too darn smart. Just plain brilliant if you ask me. A must-know kind of thing. That thing that makes you feel like Martha Stewart with the skills of Paris Hilton. Love that feeling!

“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.” Find our full disclosure here.

Why overthink something that can be simple?

These little squares of petit four goodness are simple to make and taste delicious…perfect for parties! Or…just plain eating!

Easy to make with only 3 ingredients! Cute and perfect little cakes for parties.

Supplies:

  • Angel food or pound cake
  • candy coating (I used [easyazon_link identifier=”B006299MBG” locale=”US”]Candyquik[/easyazon_link])

Decorations if you like; I used colored sugar, icing, and mini cupcake liners I had on hand.

The lazy baker's Petit Fours. These are ridiculously easy to make and so cute!

To Make Petit Fours:

  1. Cut the cake into squares.
  2. Melt the candy coating (it even comes in a microwaveable container…fool-proof!)
  3. Dip the squares in candy coating. Set on wire cooling rack to drip off.
  4. Decorate (tip: put colored sugar on while warm, put icing on while cool )

The lazy baker's Petit Fours. These are ridiculously easy to make and so cute!

Waiting to go for a dip. Yum!

Many kinds of cakes can be used for this treat. Pound cake is another great option because of its dense texture!

The lazy baker's Petit Fours. These are ridiculously easy to make and so cute!

How to ice petit fours the easy way:

With almond bark or melted chocolate!! Give them a dip in melted chocolate and set them on a rack to drip and dry.

Tip: freeze the cake squares right before dipping to help keep the chocolate coating smooth. 

The lazy baker's Petit Fours. These are ridiculously easy to make and so cute!

I made a temporary dripping rack by poking the ends of wooden skewers into a foil box and setting the other ends on a kitchen utensil. You could try to drip off as much chocolate, as possible before setting the cakes down on foil, if you don’t have a way to drip them off. Then simply cut the chocolate dripping off the cake edges.

The lazy baker's Petit Fours. These are ridiculously easy to make and so cute!

 Yes, it really is that easy. Yes, these are tasty and perfect for tea parties, weddings, Mother’s Day dinners (ahem!), and lots and lots!! Pin these petit fours for later…you’ll use them! Mmmm…these are making me hungry!

  • other topping ideas… candied fruit, sprigs of herbs, and shaved chocolate!

Do you want more easy recipes?

Smore Cheesecakes
Tiramisu
mini pavlovas
shortbread
3 ingredient peanut butter cookies (gluten-free)

We have this theory…great food can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. You decide!

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

21 thoughts on “Easiest 3 Ingredient Petit Fours”

  1. Susan Hogarth

    Super idea, thanks! That last ‘t’ in ‘petit’ is silent – in ‘petite’, it is pronounced, but not in ‘petit’.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to Top