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Dark Chocolate Chai Bites

Dark Chocolate Chai Bites

Indulge in small dark chocolate cake bites made even better with chai spice!

I’m trying a little experiment today.  Most of you thought that I was crazy when I made the Louisiana Stranger Cake and put the can of frosting in the cake batter.  

I wasn’t too far off my rocker and I think we can all agree that the frosting made the cake very moist and delicious.  Was it a one hit wonder?  I wanted to try to see if it would work with any cake mix and can of frosting and I think after you taste this cake you can agree with me, that this was a successful experiment!

Dark Chocolate Chai Bites

If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious & easy recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

This cake saved me this week in more ways than one.  Fresh off a cut to the hand last week, and a wounded toe thanks to my husband dropping a Costco sized bottle of shampoo on my big toe, a looming garage sale to rid myself of some unnecessary scrapbooking materials (pricing everything is going painfully slow), and a hubby that is travelling on business, I needed something easy to make and quick to bring to you!  

I also needed a dessert for church last night.  I baked it and they tasted it since I am still avoiding chocolate for Lent, but I did smell this cake and it made me drool!

 [Tweet “Could be my bodies reaction to a lack of chocolate for the past 30 days, or the fact that I can’t resist cake.”]

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Either way, this cake is for you!  Make it large or small, eat it all or share it, any way you like it, it is a great cake!  The addition of the Chai Spice Mix balances the richness of the dark chocolate and keeps the sweetness down.

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I used a small petit fours cake pan but you can use anything from a bundt or tube pan, cupcake, mini-muffin, or decorative pan.  These took 9 minutes but a bundt cake would take up to 45 minutes.  Whichever cake pan you use for your cake, be sure you keep a close eye on it and check it often to make sure you don’t overcook it.

Enjoy!

Here is a recipe for Chai Spice Mix!

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Close up of Dark Chocolate Chai Bites on a platter sprinkled with powdered sugar

Dark Chocolate Chai Bites

Yield: 80
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The Chai Spice in this cake brings out the rich flavor of chocolate without being too sweet!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can Dark Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • 3 teaspoons Chai Spice Mix

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Pour into cake pan (bundt, or mini muffin pan, or any other decorative pan you like).
  3. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  4. This time varies based on the pan used. My pan needed 9 minutes. A bundt pan may take up to 45 minutes. A mini muffin pan is about 15 minutes. Just watch your cakes and test for completion often.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 80 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Dawn

Saturday 18th of August 2018

I like Chai spice tea but I think I'm going to fall in love with these. Chocolate fudge cake with Chai spice, OMG!