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Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes with Espresso Ganache

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to bake something delightfully indulgent. Enter these Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes with Espresso Ganache. We’ve got all the traditional Valentine trappings in a different kind of packaging.

Pouring espresso ganache into mini chocolate cakes for valentine's day

We’ll start with mini bundt cakes. Aren’t they cute?! I got my mini bundt cake pans at Marshall’s but you can buy them on Amazon as well. This recipe makes four cakes so you can eat them twice or double date if you like. We never actually go out on Valentine’s Day. One year we did drive into the city and go on a nice date but the traffic was insane! Neither of us likes going out at the same time as everyone else so now we celebrate at home or just have a nice date sometime in February.

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Easy Dark Chocolate Cake

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it's sure to be a favorite! | One bowl chocolate cake | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Baking | Dark Chocolate Cake | #easydarkchocolatecake #simpleholidaydessert

We’re going to keep it really simple and delicious this week. Let’s be honest we all have a thousand things going on right now and no one needs to add to the list! This Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is hands down my favorite cake. It’s super simple to make, uses just one bowl and is both delicious and light. Topped with a nice pile of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it’s really a delightful dessert.

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it's sure to be a favorite! | One bowl chocolate cake | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Baking | Dark Chocolate Cake | #easydarkchocolatecake #simpleholidaydessert

Do you get overwhelmed by all the rich food and sweets during the holiday season? I love food but it can definitely get tiring. The good news is that this cake looks lovely and fancy but is incredibly airy. The cake has a deep dark chocolate flavor accented with a little punch of espresso. However, because we are making it with hot water and buttermilk it has a very soft and fluffy texture. Putting whipped cream on top gives a beautiful pile of “icing” but without all the sugar and butter. I like to sprinkle mine with cinnamon because I love the flavor combination, but you can put whatever you like on top!

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