Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Buttercream Frosting
These little treats will make you happy when the sun is hiding out for days or the rain seems like it’s never gonna end. These aren’t cupcakes, rather mini chocolate cakes. They are rich, have a fudge-like consistency, and will put a smile on your face for sure. Guaranteed. Makes about 18 mini cakes.
6 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
10 oz (about 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate
5 ounces butter
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 T milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
two drops of desired food coloring
Preheat the oven to 350. Melt the chocolate and the butter together over very low heat. While that’s melting, whip the eggs in a stand mixer at high speed. When they start to become thick and pale, add the sugar slowly. Continue whipping on high until the mixture is thick, pale and ribbony. Slowly pour the melted chocolate into the egg and sugar mixture while gently folding with a spatula. Be careful not to stir, only fold, because that will cause the batter to lose its air. Pour batter into muffin tins that have been thoroughly buttered and floured (not sprayed). Bake for twenty five minutes and let cool in the tins for another ten before running a knife around the outside of the cake and gently popping them out. While the cakes are cooling, make the frosting. Beat the softened butter and add the sugar. Beat together until combined, and then add the milk and extract. Continue beating on high until the frosting is thick and light.
Sprinkles are optional, but highly recommended.