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Mini Cocoa Cakes

Yield: 48 mini cakes
Prep 45 mins Cool 10 mins Bake 325°F 15 mins  per batch Stand 30 mins
Mini Cocoa Cakes
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 3  eggs
  • 1/2  cup  dairy sour cream
  • 1 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  •  Desired flavors (see below)
  •  Light-color corn syrup
  •  Desired toppers
Directions

1. Allow butter, eggs, and sour cream to stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease 48, 1-3/4-inch muffin cups; set pan(s) aside. In medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Add sugar, beating 7 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating 1 minute after each and scraping bowl. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, beating on medium speed after each addition until combined.

4. Fill each cup with about 1 tablespoon batter. Using a wooden pick, stir desired flavor into each cup.

5. Bake 15 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Brush with corn syrup. Add desired toppers. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days. Makes 48.

From the Test Kitchen
  • With just a dash of ground spices, a few drops of any liqueur or extract, or dab of any other batter mix-in, nearly every baby cake becomes sublime. Heres whats in our treat box.
  • 1. Orange extract
  • 2. Peanut butter
  • 3. Coconut extract
  • 4. Peppermint extract
  • 5. Minced peanut brittle
  • 6. Grated orange peel
  • 7. Apricot brandy
  • 8. Mini chocolate pieces
  • 9. Cherry liqueur
  • 10. Ground cinnamon
  • 11. Raspberry liqueur
  • 12. Flavored honey
Nutrition Facts (Mini Cocoa Cakes)
  • cal. (kcal) 54,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 19,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 39,
  • Potassium (mg) 11,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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