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#BundtBakers: Mini Chocolate Ganache Bundts with Peppermint Crunch

NicholeL
Mini chocolate bundt cakes covered with ganache and peppermint.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Cake
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

For the Cake:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box 3.9 oz instant chocolate pudding
  • cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
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For the Ganache:

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  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Topping:

  • 8 candy canes crushed

Directions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini bundt pan with baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry cake mix and dry pudding mix with the sugar.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs, water, applesauce, sour cream vanilla and peppermint and beat on medium speed until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Fill each cavity of the mini bundt pan halfway full.
  • Bake for 17-19 minutes or until the cake springs back gently when touched.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then gently run a knife around each of the cavities and extract the cake, placing it on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the ganache by pouring the heavy cream into a medium saucepan and heating over medium-high heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from the heat immediately.
  • Pour chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Pour the heated heavy cream on top and cover with a lid for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and use a whisk to gently stir the mixture together, working from the outside in, stirring until all of the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Once cakes have cooled enough to handle, dip each cake in the ganache mixture and return to the cooling rack. After a few hours the ganache will have thickened up to a frosting like consistency. Stir it, and dip the tops of the cake in the mixture again.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top and serve.

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Keyword chocolate, mini bundt cakes, peppermint
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