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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Candy Coated Chocolates

This recipe will make 6-7 mini bundt cakes. For additional filling ideas instead of chocolate covered candies: try chopped fruit, like strawberries, or chocolate frosting or ganache or creamy peanut butter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup/1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder + additional for dusting the bundt pan if desired
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • non-stick cooking spray for the bundt pan

For the chocolate frosting + candy filling:

  • 2⅓ cups confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • M&M's or other chocolate covered candies
  • chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

For the Mini Bundt Cakes:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Brew the coffee. While the coffee is brewing, spray your bundt pan and then lightly dust with cocoa powder (this will help release the bundt cakes easier and the cocoa powder will not leave any white marks like flour does). Set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter for 20 seconds. Mix with the coffee and cocoa powder. Stir with a wire whisk. Once everything is combined, add the sugar and whisk until it has dissolved. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk in the egg and vanilla into the wet chocolate mixture. Slowly add the flour mixture and continue to whisk by hand until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the mini wells of the bundt pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the bundt pan from the oven and let cool for at least 15-20 minutes. Once cooled, gently run a butter knife or fork around the sides of each cake to gently loosen from the pan. Using a wire rack or large plate that will cover the entire bundt pan, place the wire rack on top of the mini bundt pan and flip to release the mini bundt cakes. Alternatively, you can remove each mini bundt cake gently with a fork.

For the Frosting:

  • Beat the confectioners’ sugar, butter, and cocoa powder together in your mixer on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together. Turn the mixer down to a slower speed, and add in the milk, a couple of teaspoons at a time.
  • Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed and continue beating for another minute or so. Add in more milk and/or confectioners’ sugar if needed to reach the consistency you want. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

To assemble and frost:

  • Fill the mini bundt cakes with the M&Ms and frost, using any size tip you prefer. Sprinkle on some chocolate sprinkles if desired and enjoy!