Welcome to the final installment of Foodie For A Year! I have had so much fun sharing family favorite recipes with you and discovering new ones thanks to this link up! Since this is a holiday-themed recipe I wanted to go the semi-homemade route to lighten some burden off the hostess shoulders. Instead of making my own cake I used a box mix which saves time and made mini desserts for easy portion control. You could use a regular sized bundt pan or make these into cupcakes, both would look (and taste!) just as good!
Since this isn't so much a recipe as it is a dump and bake, I'll just list what I used to make these darling mini bundts:
1 box Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
Mix and bake according to box instructions.
Now, since I went
lazy easy on the cake I wanted to make a special frosting and ganache fulfilled that want. I used Martha Stewart's technique:
1 cup semisweet chocolate (I used chips because chopping up a chocolate bar went against my idea of "easy")
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon of coarse salt
I then spooned the ganache over the mini bundts and let it set (putting the bundts into the fridge helped with that.)
Some words of caution:
Spray those bundts pan with PAM like your life depends on it. If you think you've sprayed it enough, spray some more. I didn't spray enough PAM and that one little guy you see was the only one that came out intact. The rest were crumbs. I was devastated. So don't be like me and spoil your Thanksgiving (err, Christmas) dessert.
Thanks for joining Courtney, Elizabeth, Jamie, Sarah, Jamie and me for the final Foodie For A Year link up! This has been such a great link up and I can't wait to see what Holiday goodies you've been making! Share your recipe post below:
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