These yummy cakes are covered with a creamy chocolate ganache. Add a festive touch by topping with assorted holiday decorations.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
25 mins at 350°
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat two 6-cup jumbo muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, allspice, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

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  • Beat butter 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture in three additions, alternating with sour cream. Beat 2 minutes more. Fold in chopped chocolate. Fill prepared muffin cups half-full.

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  • Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Cool cakes for 10 minutes in pan on rack. Turn cakes onto rack; cool completely.

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Make Ganache:
  • Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Place chocolate in a medium-size bowl; pour hot cream over top. Stir until smooth.

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  • Place a rack over a jelly-roll pan. Place cakes, flat-side down, on rack. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons ganache over each cake, smoothing with spatula. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set, and decorate, if desired. If using silver dragées, remove before eating.

Nutrition Facts

563 calories; total fat 37g; saturated fat 21g; cholesterol 119mg; sodium 210mg; carbohydrates 61g; fiber 4g; protein 8g.
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