Mini-Chocolate Cakes Filled with Almond Paste!

 

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste are delightful!  I prepared them by baking cake batter in a mini-muffin tin  along with almond paste and then covering them in a luscious layer of chocolate!

Your Valentines would love to receive these as their Valentine’s Day treat!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes Filled with Almond Paste

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Dash salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup hot water
8 oz Almond Paste sliced into 1 tsp pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare mini-muffin tins by spraying with cooking spray. This recipe will make 30-36 mini-cakes!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
Dry ingredients

Step One – Sift together dry ingredients

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

Step Two – Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla  in a medium bowl  until fluffy.

Step Three – Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until just combined.  Slowly add the hot water  to the batter and beat until mixed well.  Add the rest of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until just combined.

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

 

Place 1/2 tablespoon or so of batter into each mini-muffin  well.  The goal is to have enough batter to cover the bottom on the muffin well.  Into the batter,  press 1 tsp of Almond Paste!

If you have never used Almond Paste before, it is wonderfully tasty stuff!  You can find it in the baking aisle of your grocery store.  It is sold in tubes and cans and is very easy to work with. For this recipe, slice the almond paste into 1 teaspoon pieces that will fit on top of the batter in the muffin tin!

You will most likely have a little extra Almond Paste left over after preparing this recipe.  I recommend eating it quickly before the kids see it!  It is that good!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

Top the almond paste with 1 tsp of batter.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t spread out evenly, it will in the oven!

Bake for 9-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Do not over bake!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

After the mini-cakes have cooled in the pan for at least 5 minutes, carefully remove and allow to cool upside down!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

After the mini-cakes have completely cooled.  Drench in your favorite dipping chocolate!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

Allow to cool & enjoy!

Here is a printable recipe!

Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • Almond Paste 8 oz (cut into 1 tsp pieces)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare mini-muffin tins by spraying with cooking spray. This recipe will make 30-36 mini-cakes!
Sift together dry ingredients

Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl until fluffy.
Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until just combined. Slowly add the hot water to the batter and beat until mixed. Add the rest of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until just combined.
Place 1/2 tablespoon or so of batter into each mini-muffin well. The goal is to have enough batter to cover the bottom on the muffin well. Into the batter, press 1 tsp of Almond Paste!
Top the almond paste with 1 tsp of batter. Don’t worry if it doesn’t spread out evenly, it will in the oven!

Bake for 9-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Do not over bake!

After the mini-cakes have cooled in the pan for at least 5 minutes, carefully remove and allow to cool upside down!
When the mini-cakes are completely cooled, drench in your favorite dipping chocolate!
Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
Mini-Chocolate Cakes filled with Almond Paste!
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4 thoughts on “Mini-Chocolate Cakes Filled with Almond Paste!

    1. I melted together 4 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa) with 6 oz of milk chocolate chips. For myself I would use only the 70% – I like dark chocolate! Because the rest of the family likes milk chocolate, I compromised!

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