Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Red Berry Glaze

I've been watching a lot of True Blood lately. Can you tell?

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Red Berry Glaze
slightly adapted from
Makes 18

For the Cakes:
55g dark chocolate
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
1 cup buttermilk

For Berry Glaze:
1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen), pureed and strained
1 cup icing sugar

Make the Cakes:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and spray mini bundt pans with non-stick spray (I floured my pan as well as insurance against sticking).

Melt the chocolate in microwave and put in a bowl. Whisk in the oil, egg and sugar until smooth. Whisk the coffee and buttermilk to chocolate mixture.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add half the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add remaining dry ingredients and stir until smooth. 

Pour the batter into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out unto a wire rack to cool completely. Pour glaze over.

Make the Berry Glaze:
Whisk the berry puree and icing sugar together and drizzle over cakes.


  1. Great photos. I especially like the third one from the top. Did you do anything special to it? It has a dreamy kinda of feel to it...

  2. Yummmmmmmmm can I take one for breakfast please??? They look so god!!!

  3. Haha! Well if THIS is what comes of watching True Blood, I say watch on!!

  4. LOL....I love your True Blood inspiration dessert. :) I think chocolate and berries are the perfect match.

  5. These look unbelievably delicious. I want one (or several) of them right now! With a big old scoop of icecream!

  6. Hey Gabrielle. There's absulotely no law against bundt cake for breakfast - Bundt Cake for Breakfast - that's what I'm gonna call my band.

  7. Thanks Little Kitchie - don't encourage me ;)

  8. Hey Sam -Now you've done it... I want one with ice cream too.

  9. Thanks B. I fiddled with the DOF a bit and slightly over-exposed it and backed off the contrast to give it that slightly hazy look.

  10. Oh, I'm totally with you Amy. Berries and Chocolate are great partners... a bit like I imagine Eric Northman and I would be like together... Well, I can dream.

  11. Wow! I am a fan of mini cakes and cupcakes. These look fantastic. And chocolate and berries, I can imagine how lovely these will taste.

  12. Did you know that there is actually a True Blood cookbook? No lie.. Full of southern gothic photos and desserts (and savory food too) just like this one! If I find one I'll forward the link to you.. In the meantime I'd love one of these for breakfast too.. Perfect size, I'm a sucker for anything mini!

  13. These are so cute, and they look delicious! I've never seen True Blood, but maybe I should rethink that, if it leads to desserts like this...

  14. Thanks Sugar et al. Mini = built in portion control, right?

  15. Hey Maria. I've considered buying the True Blood cookbook - it's still not off the cards.

  16. Hey Elizabeth. You've got to try them - the mini cakes AND True Blood.