The other day I was on Tumblr and saw mini bundt cakes and had to make them for myself.
In the large glass mixing bowl, melt the butter in a microwave. Mix in the coffee and cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Set it aside until it is warm to the touch. Then, add in the vanilla and crack one egg into mixture and whisk it fast to prevent it from cooking.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined. Do not over mix or else it will cause the cake to be dense.
Take your mini bundt cake pans and spray them with nonstick cooking spray. Dust with cooca powder. To evenly get the batter in, I used my OXO ice cream scoop and put in two scoops per. Bake in the oven until it is nicely puffed and a toothpick comes out clean.
Let them slightly cool before tipping them out. If they don’t come out at first, allow them to cool some more then shake the pan up and down and it will help loosen them.
Allow them to cool completely before decorating with berries and powdered sugar!
There are a lot of choices as to what to put on top of bundt cakes. I’ve seen people use a chocolate drizzle, some use whipped cream or a cream cheese frosting. I opted for just a dusting of powdered sugar and fruit. Perfect size to not feel guilty eating it :)
Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes
recipe adapted from Bake to the Roots
makes 16 mini bundt cakes
3/4 c brewed coffee
1/2 c butter, melted
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 c sugar
1 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the mini bundt pans with nonstick spray and dust with some cocoa powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix the melted butter with cocoa powder and coffee until well combined. Add sugar and mix until dissolved. Allow it to cool for about 3-5 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract to the cooled cocoa mixture and mix until well combined. Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk until just combined. Do not overmix.
Take an ice cream scoop and evenly scoop the batter into the mini bundt pans and bake for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool down a bit in the bundt pans and then remove carefully and let cool down completely on a wire rack.
Decorate with berries and dust with powdered sugar!