With Valentine's Day around the corner, I wanted to get a head start on finding the perfect recipe for my sweetie. Looking through my cookbooks, one caught my eye as the ideal place to start — The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook. This book is dedicated to creating delicious desserts that accompany a variety of different wines. While I drooled over many, I decided to experiment with the triple-chocolate buttermilk loaf cake. After seeing the Bites of Love series on lilsugar, instead of baking a loaf, I divided the batter into mini muffin tins to create a dainty two-bite dessert. Chocoholics will be in heaven with the complex and rich flavor of three different types of chocolate: dark chocolate, semisweet chips, and cocoa powder. These moist bread bites would be superb with a bold red wine or ruby port. If you and your honey don't drink wine, these minicakes would be romantic at breakfast with a cup of coffee. To get started on these irresistible triple-chocolate bread bites, read more.
Adapted from The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Directions Makes one loaf or approximately 72 mini muffins.
Triple Chocolate Bread Bites
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 ounces dark chocolate melted and cooled to room temperature
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Adapted from The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Makes one loaf or approximately 72 mini muffins.