Mini Chocolate Cake (6 Inch)

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Published: May 5, 2022 · Updated: Aug 10, 2022 by Kara · This post may contain affiliate liên kết · This blog generates income via ads


A moist scratch mini 6 inch chocolate cake recipe you can make as a small layer cake for yourself, a small birthday party, or dessert for two. Sometimes you just don’t need a large cake.

Maybe it’s a small buổi tiệc nhỏ and you just need a mini birthday cake recipe or a smash cake. Maybe there are only a few people in your household, then this two-layer, 6-inch mini cake is the perfect size.

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This chocolate mini cake is not only cute, but it’s deliciously moist and full of chocolate flavor. First, you’ve got two layers of rich chocolate cake, then everything is topped off with smooth chocolate buttercream frosting.

You can decorate this mini layer cake if you like, but it’s also ok khổng lồ go the simple route & just cover it with buttercream & no designs.


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Ingredient Notes:

Now let’s talk a little about just some of the ingredients that are in the cake and buttercream recipes. (The menu of ALL ingredients are in the recipe thẻ below.)

All-purpose flour: For this recipe, you’ll use plain all-purpose flour, so there’s no fancy flour involved. Make sure when you measure the flour, that you spoon it into the measuring cup, so that it doesn’t get packed into it. (See more about this in the FAQ section below.)


Unsweetened natural cocoa powder: This is what will give the cake & buttercream a rich chocolate flavor. Make sure to use natural unsweetened cocoa powder and not Dutch-processed cocoa powder. (See more about this in the FAQ section below.)

Baking powder và Baking soda: You’ll use both of these in this recipe. They’ll both help the cake to rise, but the baking soda is also needed since cocoa powder is an acidic ingredient.

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Unsalted butter: This will be used for both the cake and the buttercream. Adding a bit of melted butter lớn the cake will showroom a slight buttery taste & it just makes this cake a little more flavorful than a chocolate cake made with only oil.

As for the frosting, the butter is what gives it that yummy buttercream taste and its creaminess.

Buttermilk: Buttermilk in cakes really helps give the cake a soft texture and it enhances the taste as well. Don’t worry though, it won’t make the cake taste lượt thích buttermilk though. (Make sure to check out the FAQ section below for questions about substitutions.)

Hot coffee or water: The coffee just enhances the chocolate, but it is not enough khổng lồ give the cake a coffee flavor. Don’t worry if you don’t have coffee though or just hate the thought of using it, hot water will vì the trick as well.