Brown Butter Hazelnut Bundt Cakes combine toasted hazelnuts, brown butter, and dark chocolate ganache for delicious and beautiful mini cakes!
I have such a soft spot for mini desserts. They’re just so cute! Plus, they’re great for entertaining and gifting. I also have an abiding love of Bundt cakes. Combine the two, and I’m positively giddy!
These little beauties aren’t just adorable. No, they’re also rich, flavorful, and amazingly delicious. Toasted hazelnuts, browned butter, and a dark chocolate ganache combine wonderfully to make these cakes absolutely irresistible.
This recipe features two of my favorite ways to boost flavor. First is browning butter. It’s such a simple process with such big results. It only takes a few minutes, but it would be worth it if it took much longer. The rich, nutty flavor is really quite amazing.
Second on that list is toasting nuts. Like browning butter, it’s so worth the few extra minutes of effort to enhance the flavor of these cakes. For those of you who might need a refresher on how to toast nuts, spread them in a single layer on a lined, rimmed baking sheet. Then bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes. Be sure to cool them before you add them to the batter.
Topping off these cakes is a dark chocolate ganache. Usually, I make ganache by heating cream in a saucepan on the stovetop just until it starts to bubble. Then it gets poured over chocolate and stirred after a few minutes. For recipes like these where you need a smaller amount of ganache, I find that the microwave works just fine. Just heat, wait a few minutes, and stir. So easy, right?
To make these mini Bundt cakes, you’ll need a mini Bundt cake pan. Look for one with a 1-cup capacity for each cavity. I’ve had mine for a while, and I use it at least a few times a year. If you don’t want to fit another pan into your kitchen storage, you can make cupcakes instead. Just use a standard-size muffin pan. The baking time shouldn’t vary much if at all.
We really love everything about these cakes, from their flavor to their appearance and everything in between. If you’re looking for mini desserts with maximum flavor, then these Brown Butter Hazelnut Bundt Cakes are just the thing!
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