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

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

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

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

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

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

  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. :/

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


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