German Chocolate Cake Bites

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These delicious little chocolate bites are a mixture between petit fours and miniature cakes. Two layers of chocolate cake are sandwiched together with jam and then coated in chocolate.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 43 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 (7 ounce) bar milk chocolate, chopped, divided

  • 1 ¾ cups finely ground blanched almonds

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup blackberry jam

  • Coating:

  • 1 (7 ounce) bar milk chocolate, chopped

  • 2 (4 ounce) bars dark chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

  3. Combine egg yolks, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

  4. Place 4 ounces milk chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add remaining 3 ounces milk chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted. Cool for 5 minutes.

  5. Stir melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture until well combined. Add almonds and flour and mix well. Fold beaten egg whites into batter. Pour batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out evenly.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until chocolate cake is set and a toothpick comes out clean, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the cake. Allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.

  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  8. Cut cooled cake into small, 3/4-inch squares. Spread a thin layer of jam on half of the chocolate squares and place a second chocolate square on top to create little cubes.

  9. Combine 7 ounces milk chocolate and dark chocolate in a bowl. Place 2/3 of the mixed chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add remaining chocolate mixture, and stir until chocolate is melted.

  10. Pierce chocolate cubes with a fork and dip into chocolate so it is completely covered with chocolate. Use a spoon to remove excess chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet to set. Allow to set at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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