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Chocolate gift cakelets

photo of four chocolate cakelets on a plate

I vowed that I didn’t need any more Nordic Ware pans. And then I saw this one. And suddenly I found myself with a new Nordic Ware Gift Cakelette Pan*. In my defense, I don’t have a mini holiday gift pan. Well, I have a holiday mini muffin pan, but the cakes I’ve baked in it don’t come out well. You can barely see the shapes. So I needed a new one.

photo of mini chocolate cakesphoto of a cakelet pan

I love how cute the mini cakes are in this pan. I wish I had a mini Christmas tree to stick them under. I wanted to make a holiday type of cake for this pan. I originally was planning on making chocolate gingerbread cake but then realized I was out of molasses. So instead I decided to make chocolate cinnamon cakes.

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These cakes are easy to make and delicious. The cakes aren’t intensely chocolate, but they still have a good chocolate flavor and the cinnamon adds a great dimension to the cake and is perfect for this holiday season.

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Mini Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt Cakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cakes are easy to make and delicious. The cakes aren't intensely chocolate, but they still have a good chocolate flavor and the cinnamon adds a great dimension to the cake and is perfect for this holiday season.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small pot bring water, oil, butter and cocoa to a boil, and stir until mixed.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon with a whisk. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour and mix until combined.
  • Add the sour cream, baking soda, eggs and vanilla to the batter and mix until combined.
  • Greased mini bundt pans with Pam with flour, then pour in batter about 2/3 full. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes

Notes

Recipe adapted from Food Librarian

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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2 comments on “Chocolate gift cakelets”

  1. hi! i have this exact same pan and LOVED the recipe that came with it (on the cardboard that the pan was attached to).  Unfortunately, I misplaced the recipe and despite all sorts of attempts to find it online, have not been successful.  Is there ANY chance that you may have this recipe? I would love to try the recipe you have posted on this blog, as well :).
    thank you! 
    Lena

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