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Mini Devils Bundt Cakes

Because we all deserve to treat ourselves every once in awhile, and good things come in small packages. 



Yield: 12

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total time:  1 hour 35 minutes


  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
  • Confectioner's sugar to coat



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Spray a 12-cup nonstick mini bundt pan with cooking spray.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk boiling water into cocoa powder until smooth; whisk in sour cream.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

  5. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Then beat in vanilla.

  7. Add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with 2 additions of cocoa mixture and beat until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

  8. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until tops springs back when lightly touches, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

  9. Transfer to wire rack to cool

  10. While cooling, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.


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