Mini Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

AD – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.  

Love is in the air and the sweetest holiday is just around the corner.  This Valentine’s Day show your sweetheart how much you love them with decadent mini chocolate cakes with chocolate raspberry ganache.  These mini cakes are a sweet finish to a romantic Valentine’s dinner and you’ll love how easy they are to whip up, just in time to celebrate with your loved ones!

We used to be the kind of couple that went out to a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, but after having kids we found ourselves celebrating more and more often at home.  We traded in fancy restaurants for family-friendly celebrations like this fun “You Stole a Pizza My Heart” Valentine’s Day Pizza Party or our Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner. While I love these family celebrations I also love being able to do something extra special for my sweetheart too.  This year after the kiddos go to bed we will indulge with these rich mini chocolate cakes.

I am a big fan of celebrating everything from holidays to life’s little moments.  Which is why I love partnering with Pillsbury™, they help make any baking occasion become a celebration without the hassle of making everything from scratch.  These fancy little cakes are easy to make, especially when you use Pillsbury Devil’s Food Cake Mix and Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting.

 

Mix up the cake mix according to the directions on the package and then pour the mix into small ramekins. I used 4 ramekins to make 4 mini cakes, and used the remaining batter to make cupcakes for my kiddos.

While the cakes were baking I made the raspberry chocolate ganache. Once the cakes were cooled, place them on a wire baking rack and pour the ganache over the cake.

Use the Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting to pipe a large dollop of icing in the center of the cake. The first-ever pre-filled Pillsbury pastry bag makes frosting a fun activity for bakers of all skill levels, with little clean up and an impressive result.

Garnish with a fresh raspberry and sprig of mint.

Celebrate your sweetheart with this decadent dessert, and don’t worry you don’t have to tell them just how easy it was to whip up…it will be our little secret!

Don’t forget about the kiddos too, bake a special batch of cupcakes just for them and top with the Pillsbury Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting and lots of pink and red sprinkles. 

February is the month for love and no matter how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day, make sure you tell your loved ones how sweet you think they are with a treat made with love! Pillsbury and the Pillsubry Doughboy want to inspire you to join Operation Celebration. Sign up for the Pillsbury Operation Celebration newsletter to receive baking ideas and lots of delicious ideas.


5.0 from 1 reviews
Mini Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Cake Ingredients:
  • Pillsbury Devil's Food Cake
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Oil
  • Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Seedless Raspberry Preserve
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Mint
Instructions
  1. Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix and bake the Devil's Food Cake according to the directions on the package
  3. To make the ganache bring the heavy cream to a simmer over medium heat; remove pan from heat
  4. Add the chocolate chips, preserves, and butter, shaking the pan to immerse the chocolate and as much of the preserves and butter as possible.
  5. Beat the mixture with a wire whisk until smooth.
  6. Cool until thick enough to use as a glaze and pour over mini cakes
  7. Pipe a large dollop of the Pillsbury Cream Cheese Frosting in the center of the cake
  8. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and mint

 

 

Ad – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.

Love is in the air and the sweetest holiday is just around the corner. This Valentine’s Day show your sweetheart how much you love them with decadent mini chocolate cakes with chocolate raspberry ganache. These mini cakes are a sweet finish to a romantic Valentine’s dinner and you’ll love how easy they are to whip up, just in time to celebrate with your loved ones!

We used to be the kind of couple that went out to a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, but after having kids we found ourselves celebrating more and more often at home. We traded in fancy restaurants for family-friendly celebrations like this fun “You Stole a Pizza My Heart” Valentine’s Day Pizza Party or our Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner. While I love these family celebrations I also love being able to do something extra special for my sweetheart too. This year after the kiddos go to bed we will indulge with these rich mini chocolate cakes.

I am a big fan of celebrating everything from holidays to life’s little moments. Which is why I love partnering with Pillsbury, they help make any baking occasion become a celebration without the hassle of making everything from scratch. These fancy little cakes are easy to make, especially when you use Pillsbury™ Devil’s Food Cake Mix and Pillsbury Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting.

Mix up the cake mix according to the directions on the package and then pour the mix into small ramekins. I used 4 ramekins to make 4 mini cakes, and used the remaining batter to make cupcakes for my kiddos.

While the cakes were baking I made the raspberry chocolate ganache. Once the cakes were cooled, place them on a wire baking rack and pour the ganache over the cake.

Use the Pillsbury Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting to pipe a large dollop of icing in the center of the cake. The first-ever pre-filled Pillsbury pastry bag makes frosting a fun activity for bakers of all skill levels, with little clean up and an impressive result.

Garnish with a fresh raspberry and sprig of mint.

Celebrate your sweetheart with this decadent dessert, and don’t worry you don’t have to tell them just how easy it was to whip up…it will be our little secret!

Don’t forget about the kiddos too, bake a special batch of cupcakes just for them and top with the Pillsbury Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting and lots of pink and red sprinkles.

February is the month for love and no matter how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day, make sure you tell your loved ones how sweet you think they are with a treat made with love! Pillsbury and the Doughboy want to inspire you to join Operation Celebration. Sign up for the Pillsbury Operation Celebration newsletter to receive baking ideas and lots of delicious ideas.

5.0 from 1 reviews
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Cake Ingredients:
  • Pillsbury Devil's Food Cake
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Oil
  • Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Seedless Raspberry Preserve
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Pillsbury Pastry Bag Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Mint
Instructions
  1. Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix and bake the Devil's Food Cake according to the directions on the package
  3. To make the ganache bring the heavy cream to a simmer over medium heat; remove pan from heat
  4. Add the chocolate chips, preserves, and butter, shaking the pan to immerse the chocolate and as much of the preserves and butter as possible.
  5. Beat the mixture with a wire whisk until smooth.
  6. Cool until thick enough to use as a glaze and pour over mini cakes
  7. Pipe a large dollop of the Pillsbury Cream Cheese Frosting in the center of the cake
  8. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and mint
Mariah
Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.
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Comments

  1. I want one of these cakes – pinned! I’d be honored if you shared it at our link party, What’s for Dinner!

    http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-dinner-sunday-link-135/

  2. These look amazing, and Pilsbury is sure making decorating an easy task!! I didnt know about their filled icing pastry bags!!

    I have chosen your post from Friday Features Linky Party 2/16 to feature on this week’s party. It is also going to get a boost on my Instagram account, so watch for it. And it is pinned on my Friday Features Pinterest Board!!!

    I appreciate that you stop by to share your awesome blog with us each week!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!!
    Best
    Karren

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