Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chocolate & Caramel Mini Bundts

Drizzling glazes over cakes is an art. Anyone who has tried to glaze a cake or cookie knows. I mean yeah, it's just an icing you pour on but it's harder than it looks.


You want it to fall perfectly over the sides so it leaves little trickles of icing. But it doesn't always fall the way you want and then it's hard to fix! Long story short it's an art, these two were the only ones I could get to look remotely good.

Chocolate & Caramel Mini Bundts

Makes 8 mini bundts

Cake

185g                butter, softened
330g                sugar
3 eggs
300g                flour
80g                  cocoa
1 1/2 tsp          baking soda
250ml              milk
2 tbsp              vinegar

Preheat oven to 320 degrees. Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl, set aside. Grease the bundt pans well. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs in one at a time, beating in between each addition. Now add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and milk mixture. Mix together, getting rid of any lumps. Transfer into bundt pans and level out. Bake for 20 minutes. Let the cakes cool before flipping the cakes out.


Caramel Icing

95g                   sugar
25g                   corn syrup
100ml               heavy cream
25g                   butter, softened
1/2 tsp              vanilla
1 tsp                  salt
175g                 icing sugar

Place sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan, stir just until the sugar has melted. Add the butter and cream. Stir until smooth. Let it come to a simmer for 1 minute. Take it off the heat and stir in the salt. In a medium bowl sift out the icing sugar. Pour the caramel mixture into the bowl. Stir together working out any lumps of icing sugar by pressing the back of the spoon against the side of the bowl.
Pour the icing over the cooled bundt cakes, top with chocolate shaving and salt, serve!
 

Hopefully you have more luck than I did when dealing out the icing over these beauties! Enjoy!

Elanne Boake

1 comment:

  1. These little cakes look so elegant and delicious! I love them.
    Pinning!

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