Good Morning! Today I have a very special post for you. Moni and Sara from Feines Handwerk are celebrating their first blog birthday. For this occasion they came up with a very great idea. For their virtual birthday party they want everything in mint (their blog design is mostly mint)! Since I love mint (very much) and also really enjoying their blog, I just have to participate! So this is my chocolate mint mini heart cake.
The cake was surprisingly easy to make. I love to decorate and and I love to bake, but I am really NOT loving to wait. I dont have any patience at all. I know this is not the best characteristic for baking, but because of that I am always finding the cakes and treats, which are very easy to make. Like this chocolate mint mini heart cake.
For the chocolate dough you need:
- 1 1/4 cup purpose flour (150 g Mehl)
- 1/3 cup sugar (75 g Zucker)
- 1/3 cup butter ( 75 g Butter)
- 2 eggs (2 Eier)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (1/4 TL Backpulver)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (1/4 TL Vanille Extrakt)
- a dash of milk ( 1 Schuss Milch)
- 3-4 tablespoons cocoa (3-4 EL Kakaopulver)
Yes this is the same dough, that I used for my chocolate mini muffins , told you I am not much of a complicated baker. This dough is very simple (and delicious!) and I am using it in many different recipes. So as you know by now, this is how you prepare the chocolate dough: Preheat the oven to 350 dregrees (180 Grad). Place the butter and the sugar in a mixer bowl and start on medium speed. Then add the eggs and cream all together for about 2 minutes. In another bowl you can mix the flour, baking powder, vanilla extract and the cocoa. Then add these to the first bowl and cream the dough on high speed for a few minutes. At last you have to add a dash of milk. Put the dough in two mini heart shaped cake pans and bake it for about 10-15 minutes.
For the chocolate whipping cream you need
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream (240ml Sahne)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (1 EL Zucker)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (1/2 TL Vanille Extrakt)
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (ca. 100g Vollmilchschokolade)
Start with whipping the cream, the sugar and the vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Then melt the chocolate in a bain-marie or a microwave, until the chocolate has completely melted. Then cool the chocolate until it is still liquid but not too hot anymore. Stir the whipped cream into the chocolate and blend it with a spatula. When your heart cakes have cooled completely (at least 1 hour) you can use the spatula to spread the whipped cream on one of your heart cakes. Put the other one onto the heart with the chocolate whipped cream. Now you can start with the mint frosting.
For the mint frosting you need:
- 3/4 cup butter (170g Butter)
- 2 cups powdered sugar (300g Puderzucker)
- 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring (1/2 TL grüne Lebensmittelfarbe)
Beat the butter in a bowl until soft. Then add the powdered sugar and beat until creamy and smooth. Stir in the green food coloring until you reach the color of your dreams (in my case a strongly mint). And thats it! Now you can add the mint frosting to your chocolate mint mini heart cake! If you like you can also decorate it with some chocolate stars and a sugar rose like I did.
Happy baking! And thanks again to the girls from Feines Handwerk for motivating me to make this great mint chocolate mini heart cake. I am in love with the result! :)