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A Merry, Happy & Fun Christmas & yummie mini chocolate cakes!

on 23/12/2013

I wish all of my readers a Merry, Happy & Fun Christmas filled with joy, warmth, really good food & many Christmas presents too! 🙂

My lovely decorated Christmas Tree!

My lovely decorated Christmas Tree!

A great decorated real Christmas tree, hey? ! What do you think about my carved out tree stall?

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall!

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall! Cool, hey?

Now, a last-minute, tasty recipe from Sophie’s Foodie Files: Yummie mini chocolate cakes! Great to enjoy, after dinner, with a good café latte or a good cup of fresh coffee! 😉 Check them out!

Yummie mini chocolate cakes!

Yummie mini chocolate cakes!

How did I make them? Let’s see,…

Recipe: For 30 mini cakes!


175 gr butter, on room temperature

175 gr white castor sugar

150 gr self-raising flour

30 gr unsweetened cacao powder

3 large organic eggs, on room temperature, beaten

2 tablespoons of milk


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C ( 350 F ) for 10 minutes.Take your large Kenwood machine, place the K-paddle in & use the larger Kenwood bowl. In here, add butter. Add sugar, in portions, gradually to the butter while mixing on medium-speed. If you don’t have a Kenwood or Kitchen Aid, stir the sugar gradually to the butter with a large wooden spoon! Now, add cacao & self-raising flour. Mix on half speed. Add beaten eggs & milk too. Mix on higher speed until fully mixed.

2. Take your silicon baking mats with smaller mini cakes size. I used 2 silicon baking mats with each time 15 mini cake holes! Fill each hole for 3/4. My mini cakes are patterned in the bottom like a little flower. You must use them upside down! They will shine a bit! That is typical of silicon baking! Place the baking mats on a stable oven rack & shake the baking mats a bit to the left & right. This is to prevent air bubbles. Bake in the hot oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a pin in the middle of the cakes!

3. Carefully, with oven gloves on, take oven racks, with baking mats on them, out of the oven. Leave the mini cakes in the baking mats for about 10 minutes. This will prevent braking them & will make the bottom of each cake, that will be the top, shiny! That is typical of silicon baking, just like the picture above! ;) Then, flop them out of each silicon form & place them on wire racks to cool down completely! 😉 Eat them or store them in cake boxes to enjoy later! Don’t forget the café latte to drink with it! 😉 Enjoy, my lovely ones! 🙂 xxx

I will be back with more tasty recipes, just after Christmas! See you all then! xxx


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60 responses to “A Merry, Happy & Fun Christmas & yummie mini chocolate cakes!

  1. Lovely :). Have a great n happy holiday !

  2. Charlotte says:

    Have a great Christmas Sophie!!

  3. And a Happy Christmas to you and your family Sophie.

  4. Merry Christmas darling! Jingle all the way!! xx

  5. twbarritt says:

    Merry Christmas, Sophie! Have fun! Love your tree and the wooden manager scene! All the best for 2014!

  6. boeddhamum says:

    Merry Christmas to you too, dear Sophie;

    what a lovely light in your house; and your decorations are so sweet, like those yummy looking mini-cakes!!
    xo Linda

  7. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,
    I thank you for the delicious recipe. I wish you and Peter all the best for a nice Christmas and a joyful New Year! Goof luck with your new recipes!

  8. Happy Holiday Season to you and yours too, Sophie.
    The mini chocolate cake sure looks divine!

  9. foodbod says:

    So beautiful ☺️ Merry Christmas, Sophie, I hope you have a wonderful time x x

  10. suzanne says:

    Have a very Merry Christmas Sophie, your tree is beautiful and so are those really yummy chocolate cakes.

  11. julia theunis says:

    Dear Sophie, Thank you for the best wishes.

    Here is mij recipe for happiness

    1 large ladle of positivity
    1 pair of rose tinted glasses to see the essential when all else seems contrary
    1 good dose of innocence to store every precious moment
    1 sprig of lucidity to recognize what is best for all
    1 spoon full of blosoming smile
    1 barrel of laughts with a pinch of humour
    1 clove of detachment smrinkle generouly with tenerness
    Love, compassion and friendship
    Leave to bake in the oven of patience
    The outcome, of course , depends on the chef …… ???

    I’ll drink the limoncello on your happiness

    Yours sincerely

  12. The tree stall is really cool! The cakes look delicious!

  13. Merry Christmas Sophie! These do look so sweet and delicious! and I love, love the nativity carved into the half circle of wood. so Beautiful. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Christmas time together.

  14. Hi Sophie!

    I just had to stop by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Little did I know I would be bringing some yummy chocolate cake to go when I arrived:) Thank you so much for sharing, Sophie…Have a Merry! Louise

  15. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Lovely looking cakes. Wishing you a very happy Christmas Sophie, and a merry New Year. xx

  16. Merry Christmas my friend, I hope you eat lots and lots of those mini cakes 😀

    Happy Holidays!

  17. Norma Chang says:

    Thanks, Sophie, A Very Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Healthy and Happy 2014.

  18. mmmarzipan says:

    Merry Christmas! And thanks for the great recipes and ideas xx

  19. All soooooo pretty!! Merry Christmas!!

  20. Jim Brennan says:

    Merry Christmas, Sophie! I look forward to your great work in 2014.

  21. Carolyn Jung says:

    Those may be mini cakes. But they look maxi good! 😉

  22. Adrian Lupsa says:

    Merry Christmas Sophie! Hope you’re having a great time.

  23. Karen says:

    Merry Christmas, Sophie. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

  24. gotasté says:

    Merry Christmas Sophie!!! That chocolate cake looks very delicious! I don’t have a kenwood or kitchen Aid yet but would certainly like to invest in one when I can find more time to start baking again in Hong Kong…..danny

  25. afracooking says:

    It is always amazing how you whip up these fabulous dishes with just a few basic ingredients. This cake looks yum! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with all your loved ones!

  26. Liz says:

    Merry Christmas and love the cake pan! How do you get your cakes out so perfectly? Beautiful recipe–so simple.

  27. SuzaSuzanne says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hope your holiday is filled with lots of love from family and friends and of course the best food too! Thanks for trying my recipes and always leaving me such sweet comments about them. I’m enjoying my family in CA. with fantastic weather and a couple of weddings too. All my best to you in 2014!

  28. Tammy says:

    Hope it was really happy Sophie!

  29. Sophie, I love that it’s snowing on your page and I love that carved out tree – did you do that? Amazing! I hope your holiday was great and much new year cheer to you!

    • Sophie33 says:

      I didn’t carved it out, I bought it last year in a cool Design shop in Brussels! 🙂

      Thanks, sweety! xxx

  30. lefoodsnob says:

    Love these adorable cakes. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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