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Mini Chocolate Heart, X and O Cakes

Mini Chocolate Heart, X and O Cakes
These petite cakes are quick to prepare using our molten chocolate cake kit. They're sure to be a hit on Valentine's Day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 molten chocolate cake kit
  • Cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • Sweetened whipped cream for serving

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 375°F.

Prepare the molten chocolate cake batter according to the package instructions.

Transfer about one-fourth of the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1D4-inch round decorating tip. Pipe the batter into the wells of a hearts, X's and O's silicone cake mold, filling each one about three-fourths full. Place the mold directly on the oven rack. If necessary to keep the pan level, place a cooling rack with narrow bars in between the oven rack and the mold. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 9 to 10 minutes.

Transfer the mold to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Invert the mold onto the rack and shake gently to unmold the cakes. Let the cakes continue to cool on the rack.

Repeat the process three more times with the remaining batter. If the batter hardens slightly between each round of baking, place the bowl with the batter in a microwave for 10 seconds and stir to soften. You do not need to wash the mold between each round.

Just before serving, dust the cakes with cocoa powder. Serve immediately with whipped cream. Makes about 64 cakes.
Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.