Mini Sour Cream Chocolate Cakes

Light and fluffy Mini Sour Cream Chocolate Cakes with creamy chocolate frosting and a sprinkling of chocolate shavings. This is the ultimate chocolate lovers' cake!
Mini Sour Cream Chocolate Cakes

Ingredients
Chocolate Cake

  1. 1 cup and 1 tablespoon (250 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 1 cup (200 grams) caster sugar
  3. 3/4 cup (135 grams) brown sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 3 large eggs, room temperature
  6. 1/2 cup (120ml) hot water
  7. 1 and 3/4 cup (245 grams) plain flour
  8. 3/4 cup (60 grams) cocoa powder
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 cup (240 ml) sour cream, room temperature

Chocolate frosting

  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3 cups (375 grams) powdered or icing sugar
  3. 2-3 tablespoons milk
  4. 2/3 cup (100 grams) semi-sweet or dark chocolate, pieces
  5. Extra chocolate shavings for decorating

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 360 F (180 C). Prepare a 12-cup mini loose bottom dessert tin with butter (My dessert tin features 2 x 3 inch cups). In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla extract. Then add one egg at a time and continue to beat until mixture is combined and creamy. Boil the kettle and pour out 1/2 cup water and set aside.