Mini Chocolate Cakes

Mini Chocolate Cakes

These yummy cakes are covered with a creamy chocolate ganache. Add a festive touch by topping with assorted holiday decorations.

Recipe from Family Circle
SERVINGS
12
PREP TIME
25 mins

Mini Chocolate Cakes

These yummy cakes are covered with a creamy chocolate ganache. Add a festive touch by topping with assorted holiday decorations.

Recipe from Family Circle
Recipe from Family Circle
Mini Chocolate Cakes
SERVINGS
12
PREP TIME
25 mins
Ingredients
  • 2   cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3  cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons allspice
  • 1   teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 3/4  cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2  cups light-brown sugar
  • 3   eggs
  • 2   teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1   cup sour cream
  • 4   ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  •  Ganache:
  • 1   cup heavy cream
  • 8   ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  •  Assorted holiday decorations
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Directions
1. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 6-cup jumbo muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.
2. 
Whisk together flour, cocoa, allspice, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. 
Beat butter 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture in three additions, alternating with sour cream. Beat 2 minutes more. Fold in chopped chocolate. Fill prepared muffin cups half-full.
4. 
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Cool cakes for 10 minutes in pan on rack. Turn cakes onto rack; cool completely.
Make Ganache:
1. 
Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Place chocolate in a medium-size bowl; pour hot cream over top. Stir until smooth.
2. 
Place a rack over a jelly-roll pan. Place cakes, flat-side down, on rack. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons ganache over each cake, smoothing with spatula. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set, and decorate, if desired. If using silver dragees, remove before eating.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 563, Fat, total (g) 37, chol. (mg) 119, sat. fat (g) 21, carb. (g) 61, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 8, sodium (mg) 210, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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