Mini Chocolate-Raspberry Valentines Day Cakes

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Recipe: Mini Chocolate-Raspberry Valentines Day Cake

Summary: Roses are red, chocolate is divine and hearts are pure romance; all the essentials to the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. These little gems are Devil’s food layers filled with raspberry cream and covered in glossy chocolate ganache.

Ingredients

    • Devil’s Food:
    • 3 cups granulated sugar
    • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/8 cups cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-processed), sift if lumpy
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 1/4 cup hot coffee
    • 1/4 cup rum or brandy (or equal parts coffee)
    • Raspberry Cream:
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 3 tablespoons raspberry preserves
    • Chocolate Ganache:
    • 1/2 cup apricot jam, heated and strained if there are chunks of fruit
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
    • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
    • Blackberry Coulis:
    • 2 cups frozen or fresh blackberries
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon creme de cassis or frambois liqueur

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Preparation time: 25 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 24

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