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June 9, 2015

Mini Mexican Chocolate Bundts

Mini Mexican Chocolate Bundts

I get these sudden cravings and last week it was for some Mexican Chocolate Cake. My new mini bundt pans were still sitting on the shelf since I bought them several weeks ago and I decided to bake mini Mexican Chocolate Bundts.

What an absolute treat ! I am totally in love with these little darlings - quick and easy to make, using a Cake Mix and a simple, light chocolate glaze drizzled over.

Mini Mexican Chocolate Bundts

I added the two tone Chocolate Chips and dusting with Icing Sugar purely just for the looks of it. The cake is soft, moist and spicy as it should be, and besides the glaze nothing else is really needed on these magnificent treats.

This is also a travelers dream dessert to take with to a family gathering or to spoil your colleagues at work with. Not as complicated as carrying 24 nicely decorated cupcakes and besides with one box of Cake Mix, I only get 12 cupcakes at most, whereas with these mini bundts there are 24 treats in total.

Whether you make it as dessert for your family or for special guests, these mini Mexican chocolate bundts are sure to steal the show each and every time, especially if someone either does not know what a Mexican Chocolate cake is, or they think it is plain chocolate cakes. With only three extra ingredients to a mixed Cake Mix, this has to be on your short list to make whenever a dessert is needed in a hurry.

I would love to travel to Mexico one day when I am all grown up and have a taste of the real thing, not only the cake, but all Mexican food in general ... right, when I'm all grown up !

Mini Mexican Chocolate Bundts

24 Servings


1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix, prepared as per the instructions
2 t Ground Cinnamon
1/4 t Cayenne Pepper
1 TB Balsamic Vinegar


1 cup Icing Sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Water

2 Tone Chocolate Chips, optional
Extra Icing Sugar, to dust


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray two x 12 mini bundt pans with cooking oil.
2.) Once the Chocolate Cake Mix is mixed - add the Cinnamon, Pepper and Vinegar - stir through - fill each bundt hole three quarters full - bake 12 - 15 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
3.) Remove from the oven - cool in pan 15 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
4.) Glaze: Mix together the Icing Sugar, Cocoa and Water - drizzle over the cooled mini bundt cakes and add a few Chocolate Chips to the center and dust with Icing Sugar {if using} - let stand to firm.

Serve and enjoy ! Leftovers can be kept in a sealed container.

Mini Mexican Chocolate Bundts


  1. I don't have a mini bundt pan, but they look so good. I imagine it would work in a regular bundt pan as a full cake? I've always wondered what Mexican chocolate is....

    1. Mexican chocolate is available in some grocery stores. It's used in mole sauce, chilli, etc. It is not sweet. I'm not sure If I can describe the flavor difference between that and unsweetened chocolate here in the US. But it is great in chili. I hope that is helpful. Look in the international aisle of the grocery store. Or a Mexican grocery store of course.

    2. BTW, I use cocoa powder as in this recipe and in chili.

  2. I wonder if they'd be good as cupcakes too.

  3. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything so delicious looking! I would like a couple of these before bed and maybe a couple for coffee in the morning! Lovely job!

  4. These look absolutely delicious Linda and wish I could try one now with my coffee!

  5. I love that you added a little spicy to the chocolate!! These need to be on my table this week!

  6. Ahahaha!!! If you go to Mexico, you will be close enough to Arizona! :) These little treats sound wonderful, Linda!

  7. I love this Linda - I need a mini bundt pan so badly now! This is going to be my new go-to recipe for family picnics for sure! I featured your post this week at #FoodieFriDIY - thank you for linking up!

  8. These would not last long in our house - they look delicious and I love how easy they are.

  9. So cute and so chocolate. Yum!

  10. These mini chocolate bundt cakes are so adorable. I shared them all around, the world has to know about them :)


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