Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Mini Chocolate Cakes

Well, this is my first TWD back after a whole month off and I really missed you all!

Kristin of I'm Right About Everything chose Dorie's Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes this week and as usual I didn't make them as per the recipe. I totally forgot about the 'milk' part and used dark chocolate instead. I also wasn't about to buy yet another baking pan so I used these cute little red and gold cake wrappers I bought at Christmas. I got 8 little cakes from the full recipe.

Oh and I skipped the glaze too! I made a simple chocolate icing to go with these:

120g pure icing sugar
25g cocoa powder
25g butter, melted
1-2 tbs milk

Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa. Add the melted butter and mix together, then add enough milk to reach the consistency you want for the icing.

The taste test ...

Oh my god. So rich, so moist and sooo chocolate-y! I loved the cocoa-nut swirl through the middle. I think this is one the best chocolate cakes I've ever made which is a total surprise. I let my butter get so soft it almost melted (by accident) and I'm thinking this actually worked in its favour, giving the cakes a fudgy rather than cakey quality. Whatever, it was delicious!

Thanks for the great pick Kristin! You can find the recipe on her blog under today's date.


  1. These look great Susan! I actually think they would have been better with dark chocolate - yours look so rich and decadent, and I have just tried the Dairy Milk version, which is a bit "meh".

  2. Love the sound of yours with dark chocolate. I did make the glaze, though it gave me a little trouble. Yours looks great!

  3. These look great in the wrappers! Also great out of the wrappers. Ermm.. I suspect I would be scraping all the little bits off the wrappers to eat them too ;)

  4. So beautiful.

    I love how you made it into a square.

  5. I like the wrappers, so cute! I think I would probably enjoy this one more if I had used darker chocolate. Yours looks wonderfully rich.

  6. The cake looks divine. And the last photo is super great!

  7. Im glad your baking with us again! Your mini chocolate cake looks so good!

  8. This is nice for Valentines. Perfect as gifts! Thanks for a nice idea.

  9. They look delicious! Thanks so much for baking with me this week!


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