Monday, March 4, 2013

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Ganache

I am so excited!  I got a new mini bundt pan for a steal, and that makes me even more excited.  Aren't foodies and  bakers the only one sto get excited about new cooking and baking equipment.?  Just like anything new, you don't know how to handle them, or how the product will turn out  How much batter to put in the pan?  I looked at a few websites to get a few tips.  I had visions of the little cakes sticking and falling apart. I'm happy to report that wasn't the case.  The secret to getting the cakes out of the pan is to thoroughly spray, and generously flour the pans. Also let the mini cakes stay in the pan 10-12 min after removing from the oven.  Because I made a chocolate recipe, I coated the pan with cocoa.

The first time that I used the pan, I wanted a tried and true recipe, so I used my go to chocolate cupcake recipe.  The bundt pan that I have makes six little cakes at one time, so I made cupcakes with the leftover batter. I could have cut the recipe in half, but I wasn't sure how much batter I needed.  I  put the unfrosted cupcakes in the freezer, adding to my inventory.  Do you have a stockpile of frozen goodies in the freezer?   Things do disappear, because my Hubby likes to eat frozen cake, and cookies. The little cakes turned out very well, moist and chocolaty.

To go along with the chocolate cakes, I made a chocolate ganche.  You can never have too much chocolate.  We served these little cakes to company topped with strawberries and whipped cream. There is just something special about having your own little cake.  Sure there are cupcakes, but the little cakes are so cute.  My head is spinning, just thinking of all the combinations and flavors you can make with cute little pan.  Next, I'm thinking pink, we'll see. 

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes Adapted from Chockylit

Preheat to 350 degree oven
2cup flour
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
11/2 teaspoons baking soda
11/2 cups milk I used almond milk
1/2 cup butter (1stick)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs

1. Measure out everything but the eggs directly into your mixer bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs.  Beat on high speed again for 2 minutes.

   Spoon batter into each mini bundt cup to the top of the inner ring, depending on your pan.. *** Bake for about 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool slightly in the pan then transfer to a rack to cool. 

*** If you have leftover batter, depending on the size of your bundt pans, you can bake cupcakes with the leftover batter.

l linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #57
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  1. Yummy these look delicious! I always get excited when I get new equipment. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Eric,
      The little cakes are so moist and chocolaty, a perfect chocolate fix. I live sharing:)

  2. Ah I love getting new bakeware! Lol These mini bundts are super cute and look SO delicious!

    1. Kayle,
      I love my new mini bundt cake pan! These little cakes are so good!

  3. Haha new baking tins are the best and you definitely made delicious use :)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      New baking pans are the best! I had a lot of fun making these little cakes.

  4. I LOVE all the amazing baking/serving/cooking dishes out there these days...I'm addicted! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Now I can use one of my bundt pans. (I have many!)

    1. Gloria,
      You are right! There are so many pans to choose from! All I know is that I'm running out of storage space in my pantry.

  5. OMGoodness these chocolate bundt cakes look sinful!

    1. These bundt cakes have so rich, much chocolaty flavor! Godd thing that they are minis!

  6. Those would be so cute in pink. I do love chocolate though. I need (make that want) a mini bundt pan. My baked goods never make it into the freezer because they disappear around here too fast. Sorry about the coyotes, I wonder why they are so bad this year. Do you think they could have been driven out of where they normally live? That just sucks either way. Hope everything else is good though.

    1. Gina,
      You just might see little pink cakes in the future, just a tease:) The chocolate cakes are good, too. when my kids were little I had to hide baked goods from them, or they would eat them all at once. Boys!

      About the coyotes, we live in a wooded area, and they were here first, so just deal with them. That is the opinion of animal control. they won't re-locate them, so now we have a big problem with the coyotes. I could go on and on....

      Besides the coyotes, everything is fine except we we now have about 9" of snow on the ground. Welcome Spring:(

  7. Hi Becky! These look simply delicious! What a great recipe to use for your bundt pans. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend!

    1. Monet,
      These little cakes are so good, moist and full of chocolate. the recipe works well in the little bundt pans.

  8. Yummy!!! I need to get some mini bundt pans...and I need to make this recipe. :)


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