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Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes for #BundtBakers

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes | Magnolia Days

Cookies sure can cause a lot of excitement. Especially when they are only available for a limited amount of time. Anticipation builds and order forms are filled out. They arrive to the delight of many. Hard working girls set up tables to sell them in front of popular stores. It is amazing how many are sold in a few weeks. Girl Scout cookies inspire more than just eating cookies. There are recipes created based on their varieties. Such is the case with these Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes.

My favorite Girl Scout cookie variety is Samoas. Tagalongs are a close second. My husband’s favorite is Do-si-dos. Choosing one when given a mission to bake a cake with or inspired by Girl Scout cookies was difficult. I had to ponder on it for a while. I kept looking at the flavor profiles and for whatever reason was completely uninspired. Then I spotted Thanks-A-Lot ones and the wheels started turning.

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes | Magnolia Days

The simplicity of Thanks-A-Lot is what caught my attention. Buttery shortbread dipped in chocolate sounded lovely. Plus baking something to give as a thank you is always a good thing. I definitely have done that many times. So I got out my mini bundt pan because cookies are small and it seemed appropriate. I used the same basic vanilla cupcake recipe as I did for Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside. Once the cakes cooled, they went for a dip in melted chocolate.

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes | Magnolia Days

How are the Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes? If you like vanilla cupcakes without a whole lot of frosting then these are for you. A thin coat of chocolate on the bottom gives a little something extra to an otherwise plain cake. I used chocolate candy melts this time. Next time I may use chocolate chips or ganache. There are many possibilities for the chocolate dip. You only need to use one that will harden because of it being on the bottom.

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes | Magnolia Days

Which Girl Scout cookie is your favorite? Scroll down to find a big list of bundt cake recipes inspired by those popular cookies. You may find one for your favorite variety. Some of the bundts use the cookies in the recipe and others are inspired by the flavor profile. Big thanks to our Bundt Bakers host this month, Kelly from Passion Kneaded.

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes | Magnolia Days
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Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes for #BundtBakers

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes are inspired by the Thanks-A-Lot Girl Scout Cookies. They are buttery vanilla cakes dipped in chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 mini bundt cakes
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the mini bundt cakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk at room temperature

For the chocolate dip:

  • 8 ounces chocolate candy melts Ghirardelli dark melting wafers recommended

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a mini bundt pan (6 bundts).
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time and beat until well combined.
  5. Add flour and buttermilk alternatively beginning and ending with the flour until combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. Divide batter equally among the 6 bundt cups.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until tops spring back lightly when touched and a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes then remove cakes from pan. Cool cakes completely.

For the chocolate dip:

  1. Melt the wafers according to package directions.
  2. Dip cakes into melted chocolate.
  3. Place cakes on wax or parchment paper until chocolate sets.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes are inspired by the Thanks-A-Lot Girl Scout Cookies. They are buttery vanilla cakes dipped in chocolate.

One type of treat can inspire another. Take a look at these bundt cake recipes inspired by Girl Scout cookies by talented bakers from around the world:

Bundt Bakers LogoWhat is Bundt Bakers? It’s a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Bundt Bakers Pinterest board for incredible bundt cake recipes and inspiration. Stacy of Food Lust People Love heads up our group and has a #BundtBakers page where you can find information and links to the recipes for each month.

How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Would you like to join in the fun? If you are a food blogger, send an email with your blog name and url to Stacy at [email protected].

Recipe Rating




Patricia Blanco

Saturday 28th of March 2015

I love them!! They look so yummy!!! The chocolate dipped part is perfect!!! Great!!!

Shilpi

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Wow, so many beautiful personal Bundt's.... Lovely...

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Sunday 22nd of March 2015

What a great idea of dipping mini bundts in chocolate, these look so classic and delicious!

Anna

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

They look so elegant! Beautiful idea!

Tammy

Friday 20th of March 2015

These are so cute! I had the toughest time deciding on a cookie too..there are just so many and I love them all, but I was feeling a little uninspired with some. I think because they are so popular and everyone is making the samoas and thin mints...so I opted for a discontinued cookie. Ha! But these sound lovely...I especially love that you dipped them in chocolate. Mmm so good! ^_^