Chocolate gift cakelets

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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.

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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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a small pot bring water, oil, butter and cocoa to a boil, and stir until mixed.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon with a whisk. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour and mix until combined.

  4. Add the sour cream, baking soda, eggs and vanilla to the batter and mix until combined.
  5. 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

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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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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