Chocolate Mini Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate Mini Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Baking Cakes consume a lot of time so whats the best way to enjoy baking and eating it without consuming much time in the kitchen? Well you can buy one, or you can buy ready made mix or bake mini cakes they taste the same but preparation is way much faster.  This is good if you are in a hurry and want to enjoy a nice piece of cake, but for occassions I still suggest that you bake the whole thing as it has a different impact compared to the mini counterparts.

But wait… I think I stand to be corrected there as there are already some gourmet cake shops and caterers that use mini cakes, cupcakes or even muffins for occassions, they just place them together in a tight manner and plate them in layers as well.  There are a lot of advantages in doing it this way and here are some:

  1. As I had mentioned earlier which is “Time saver”
  2. Its easy to distribute as you don’t have to slice it one by one
  3. Its easy to store imagine you have 3 layer cake and you have a small fridge, how would you store it.
  4. Its easy to bake, if you dont have an industrial oven or even a big normal oven how would you bake a 3 layer cake? 3 time I guess.

I remember I have been into occasions such as wedding, anniversaries and birthdays that use mini cakes instead of the traditional one, In fact the my daughters last birthday they had cupcakes instead of the normal one..  Having said that it looks like its getting popular nowadays as its more pratical in doing so.  So for my share (actually my wife share) into baking one of those here is the recipe.

Ingredients (Cake)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
180g butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp white vinegar
chocolate shavings

Ingredients (Vanilla Frosting)

egg whites from 2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method (Cake)

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. In a cup mix together milk and vinegar, set aside.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients except for the chocolate shavings in a large mixing bowl.  Now add butter and mix until crumbs are formed.
  4. Add milk mixture, eggs and vanilla then mix using hand mixer at medium speed until even consistency (around 2-3 minutes)
  5. Prepare 24 medium sized cup cake paper liners and place them on muffin pans.
  6. Fill up each cup cake paper liners with 1/4 cup of the mixture.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, once cooked cool in a wire rack for 5 minuets before placing the frosting.
  8. Once fosting is in place, sprinkle with chocolate shavings

Method (Vanilla Frosting)

  1. Combine all ingredients apart from the vanilla extract in a double boiler then using a hand held mixer beat on high speed for a minute.
  2. Now place it over a boiling water and do not let the top part touch the hot water then add vanilla then continue to beat for 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  3. Remove from heat then place on a piping bag and spread on top of mini cakes.


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  1. I LOVE cupcakes and for the most part for the past couple of years always make cupcakes instead of a cake. I even make cupcakes with my carrot cake recipe. Your mini chocolate cakes look fabulous!
    :-) Mandy

  2. I would love to bake however my prob is that I don’t have an oven.. It’s a must have for us who loves to cook right?

    But nonetheless, I copied this recipe and would try this one out if I buy my oven. I am sure my son will love this.

  3. Megan says:

    I love the look of these cupcakes! Elegant and simple at the same time!

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