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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chocolate Mini Cakes ~that will have him saying...

"Yes, dear you can get the shoes!!!"

If you have a Chocolate Lover in the family, they will be puddy in your hands with this delicious creation.


2 cups boiling water
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 24 mini cake pans. In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly between the 24 mini cake prepared pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool remove from pans. Add frosting.

Home Made Chocolate Frosting recipe Click Here.

For a triple delight - Grease 3 - 9 inch round cake pans and increase baking time to 25-30 minutes. (you may wish to double frosting recipe and frost between stacked cake layers as well as on the sides and top of cake). For  added touch of Autumn .. top mini cakes or triple cake with candied orange peel slivers.

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  1. OH YUM!!!
    O chocolate....Can't get enough!

  2. ooohhh my gosh! this is so mouth watering! mmm.


  3. Oooooooh I am so excited. It's 7.33am here in the UK and you've got me fantasising over muffins already. My hubby is a chocoholic so I'll surprise him with them today. What a lovely blog.


  4. That looks so delicious ... mmmm .NOOOO
    I am trying to loose 4 lbs and that is why I am not drinking every night ... its killing me...
    I love cake, I bake everyday too, for the boys and the builders and most of all I like to lick the bowl xxx

  5. wow thats looks oh so delicious!! Thanks for stopping by earlier..:)


  6. LAWDY MERCY WOMAN!!! That's some kind of delishiousness!!! I hope your having a great day & have a fab weekend!!

    It's funny cause when I was out of town Tuesday at all my Dr appts I hit my FAV bakery ..... will be posting all my sweets soon:)

    XO Daph

  7. YUM!!! I will have to see how to make this with GF flour!

  8. HHL,
    I am not the best cook but this has to happen today in my kitchen! Thanks for the recipe, it just looks to good to pass up.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Oh my... that looks amazing.. I am salivating here as it's the time of day where I could eat a huge slab of chocolate cake with a cup of tea! Better click off this screen before Small Child spies it too! xxx

  10. Oooh DELICIOUS!!! You've got me NEEDING some chocolate now! : ) Hope you're having a great day, love!

  11. Put the coffee on. I will be over for a cupcake. These really look delicious.

  12. oh dear, what are you trying to do to us?

    i'm melting, i'm melting . . .

  13. Chocolate cake? Can never resist! YUM!

  14. YUMMM! I need to go work out just after *reading* this post! =)

  15. Sounds delicious! I wonder if I could use it to bribe my DIL to let my grandson have a sleepover this weekend... Since he is only 3 months old they are still feeling pretty possesive so they do not leave him for more than a few hours at a time. In about a year, they will be begging me to let him sleepover!

    ~ Tracy

  16. Oh wow!! I just have to try these! They look sooooooo good!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    PS: Joe does have off on Sunday for the picking!
    Hope you have a great weekend yourself!

  17. I'm so glad you swung by, it brought me here to this delicious looking recipe!! YU-UM!

  18. Ah, for the love of chocolate cake.
    Nice recipe - I ought to try my hand at it sometime;-)

  19. YUM! Add some vanilla ice cream & I'm in heaven.


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