Saturday, January 22, 2011

German Chocolate Mini Bundts

One of my favorite baby mamas mentioned that she was having a craving for German Chocolate cupcakes, and after picking some up, her amazing dog ate them!   Not wanting the old wive's tale to come true (the one about a baby always having their mouth open if a mother doesn't satisfy a craving), I decided to whip up a batch.  I had been wanting to use my amazing mini bundt pans for a while now, and since strawberry rum cake isn't the best choice for pregnant women, I decided to do the German Chocolate mini bundts!  I used a double chocolate cake mix for the mini bundts, and prepared the cake mix according to directions.  I added 3 T. of instant decaf coffee, mixed in 1 T. of water, to the cake mix.  One cake mix made 24 mini bundts, and I intentionally overfilled them so they would have a solid bottom.  I baked the mini bundts for about 15 minutes, and let them cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.  My old friend Duncan Hines hooked me up with a delicious coconut pecan frosting, the German to the chocolate!  I put the frosting in a pastry bag without a tip, and squeezed in about 2 T. of frosting into the center of each mini bundt.  I then used a spatula to flatten down the frosting, giving the look of a little chocolate volcano!  I was very happy with the cupcakes, and hope my friend likes them as well!

Here's to full bellies!


German Chocolate Mini Bundts

Preheat oven to 350F.  Prepare chocolate cake according to directions.  Add in 3 T. of instant coffee, diluted with 1 T. of water.  Spray mini bundt pans with baking spray, or grease with vegetable oil.  Fill 24 mini bunts with cake batter, almost to the top.  Bake for 17-18 minutes or until bundts bounce back when pressed.  Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan.  Remove mini bundts from pan by first running a spatula around the edges, and then turning the pan over and tapping the pan.  Fill a pastry bag with coconut pecan frosting, and pipe approximately 2-3 T. of frosting into center of mini bundts.  Use a small spatula to flatten frosting over the top.

Greast mini bundt pan with baking spray or vegetable oil.

Fill mini bundt pans almost to the top with batter and bake!

Finished product... little German chocolate volcanos!

1 comment:

  1. I am finally posting. I was wondering if there was such thing as a mini bundt cake pan.

    These minis where really good and satisfied my craving fo sho! Thank you so much V. I need to order some Valentine's day for my CCD class. I will e-mail you.



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