Mini Chocolate Fluted Tube Cakes with Salted Caramel Glaze Recipe


Decadent dark chocolate cakes are covered with a sweet and buttery glaze that is laced with Tito's Handmade Vodka. Pair these cakes with Tito's The Velvet Hammer cocktail for a sinfully rich pairing.
Makes: 12
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray Mini Fluted Tube Pan cavities thoroughly with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

For cake: In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until combined. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating until just combined. Pipe or spoon batter into prepared pan.

Step 4

Bake 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on cooling grid.

Step 5

For glaze, combine butter, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons vodka, vanilla, salt and color in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and boil 30 seconds. Remove from heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar and remaining 1 tablespoon vodka until smooth. Let cool 3-5 minutes (glaze will thicken as it cools); drizzle over cakes.

Pair these cakes with Tito's Handmade Vodka The Velvet Hammer cocktail for a sinfully rich pairing.

Makes 12 mini cakes

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Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon for cake, 1/2 teaspoon for glaze)

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all-purpose flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

salt

salt (1/4 teaspoon cake, 1/4 teaspoon glaze)

butter

butter (5 tablespoons for cake, 3 tablespoons for glaze)

granulated sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

eggs

2 eggs

milk

1/2 cup milk

Tito's Vodka, divided

3 tablespoons Tito's Vodka, divided

confectioners' sugar

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

vegetable pan spray

vegetable pan spray

special dark cocoa powder

2 tablespoons special dark cocoa powder

bittersweet chocolate

3 ounces bittersweet chocolate (melted)

firmly-packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar

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small bowl

large bowl

large bowl

Toothpick

Toothpick

Small saucepan

Small saucepan

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