Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mini chocolate bundts with chocolate ganache // Holiday Dessert {FFAY #6}

mini chocolate bundts with chocolate ganache FFAY #6
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!
mini chocolate bundts with chocolate ganache FFAY #6
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
3 eggs

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

  1. Bring cream just to a boil over medium-high heat. Pour over chocolate, and add salt. Let stand for 10 minutes (don't stir -- doing so will cool the ganache too quickly, making it grainy).
  2. Stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny to break up any pieces and emulsify cream and chocolate.
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 CourtneyElizabethJamieSarahJamie 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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10 comments:

  1. OMG, yum!! Get in my belly! Those looks amazing. You always have such great recipes.

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  2. Well, don't those babies look delicious?!

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  3. This looks AMAZING and so stinking easy! Thanks for sharing... or maybe not :P.

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  4. Oh, I love that this is way easier than it looks! Yum!

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  5. This is far too fancy for me. You nailed it sister!

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  6. Those mini bundt cakes look really good and perfectly topped with my favorite, raspberries!

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  7. This looks amazing!
    Such a bummer that just one popped out of the pan in tact. There is nothing more frustrating than a delicious dessert that won't come out of the pan. :/

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  8. oh my gosh, yum!! I appreciate the cake mix =)

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