Mini Dark Chocolate Cakes with Mint Chocolate Chip Icing for #SundaySuppers

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Happy Sunday friends! First of all, can you believe it’s already Sunday? I’m still in shock Thanksgiving weekend flew by so fast. But, when you work two jobs and all day on the holiday, time seems to fly by a little quicker. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, ate tons of food and are now ready to tackle Christmas! I may not have time to decorate, but I’m in a seriously festive mood already. To keep with that, I wanted today’s #SundaySupper’s dish to reflect my happy holiday heart. So I whipped up mini dark chocolate cakes with mint chocolate chip icing for two!

Isn’t that just the cutest little thing? Perfectly portioned for one, you can finally enjoy a dessert you don’t have to share. The dark chocolate cake is absolutely incredible and is made with 50% less fat than regular cakes (thanks to some applesauce!) Paired with my favorite low-fat cream cheese icing, this dessert is completely guilt-free.

This week’s theme was to create something from the heart for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. To me, you can’t bake without putting a little piece of you into what you make. Plus, there’s something so comforting and nostalgic about it, at least for me. My mom spends the entire holiday season making thousands of cookies for our family, to make them happy. When someone bakes something for me, I can’t help but smile and feel all warm and cozy inside.

Couldn’t you just see yourself sitting next to a roaring fire in cozy pjs eating one of these next to the one you love?

Mini Dark Chocolate Cakes with Mint Chocolate Chip Icing

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Serves 2.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the cake: 

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tablespoons egg beaters (or about 1/2 egg)
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee (I used Green Mountain’s Dark Magic)
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
For the frosting: 
  • Low-fat cream cheese icing (minus the vanilla)
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/3 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt together until combined. Add in the egg beaters, applesauce, milk, melted chocolate and coffee and mix until smooth. The batter should be thin, so don’t worry!
  3. Pour the mixture evenly into the two ramekins. Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes,  or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the icing, peppermint extract and green food coloring together. Frost each cake with icing and then sprinkle with chopped chocolate chips.

Nutritional information per ramekin:

Calories: 300
Fat: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 45 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 8.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points:  7

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  1. Posted by Renee Dobbs on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    Wonderful! I would love to have one or two or three of these lovely chocolate cakes. So fun in the individual ramekins.
  2. Posted by Jen @JuanitasCocina on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    I'll take two, please! YUM!
  3. Posted by Wendy on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    Love portion control...and chocolate mint! That means these are a double winner in my book!!!
  4. Posted by CrunchyCreamySw on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    Dark chocolate and mint - oh yeah! And it totally is adorable little cake!
  5. Posted by Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    This sounds wonderful..I love the portion control! Great combination!
  6. Posted by beate weiss-krull on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    They are so cute and look delicious. Mint and chocolate is such perfect combination ~ Bea @galactopdx
  7. Posted by Kathryn on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    These are just adorable, love mini anything (especially when it involves chocolate!)
  8. Posted by Soni on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    Gorgeous looking mini cakes!Love mint and could easily finish off a few of these :)
  9. Posted by Paula @ Vintage Kitchen on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    They are terribly cute, and a great combination of flavors!
  10. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    I love mint and chocolate, these are too cute!
  11. Posted by Tara on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    Yum, they look so good and so moist too!
  12. Posted by Christina on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    These look incredible! Feel free to send a few my way ;)
  13. Posted by Lyn on
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    I love that this recipe is for 2 :-) These are super awesome!
  14. Posted by Shannon on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    These look so delicious! I always associate chocolate mint with the holidays and it gives me a bit of a warm, fuzzy feeling!


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  15. Monday, November 26th, 2012
    Eating this in PJ's in a roaring fire - perfect way to eat this!
  16. Posted by Savory Simple on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    Ugh, this holiday weekend was SO un-relaxing. Luckily next weekend is Mixed which I'm sure will be awesome! This cake looks AMAZING.
  17. Posted by Sarah Lee on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    This would cheer me up and put a smile on my face. They look so cute and delicous.
  18. Posted by domesticfits on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    I totally need this for my Mint Exposure Therapy. Seriously, it's important.
  19. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    Oh, these look SO moist and wonderful! I think everyone smiles when they see cupcakes...perfect comfort food!!!
  20. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    OMG!!! This looks amazing! I love mint, and I love the idea of individual cakes!!!
  21. Posted by Baking Serendipity on
    Monday, November 26th, 2012
    I love the bright green frosting, and am so, so ready for peppermint and all things Christmas flavored :)
  22. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
    Eeee! Love these little cakes! And that frosting!
  23. Posted by Sarah_R on
    Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
    Mmm, you had me at chocolate!
  24. Posted by Cupcakes&KaleChips on
    Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
    Oh my goodness, I absolutely love these!
  25. Posted by Laura Hunter on
    Thursday, November 29th, 2012
    Oh these are fantastic. And I love that it makes two portions, perfect for a sneaky dessert for just my husband and I after my daughter has gone to bed. :)
  26. Posted by Alice Choi on
    Thursday, November 29th, 2012
    Love this! and esp love the Mint Chocolate Chip Icing!! Wow!
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