Assorted chocolate truffles are the norm on Valentine’s Day, but why be normal!?
A new and whimsical spin on the traditional Assorted Box of Chocolates!
Vegan Mini chocolate cupcakes all dressed up to look like a box of truffles!
I have two options for chocolate cake to choose from and I’m not sure which one is easier since they are both a breeze to make!
For the super lazy folks we go with the Chocolate BOX Cake hack!
I show you how to hack the store bought box cake and no one will be the wiser!
But for the purist I offer you my amazing one hour one bowl chocolate cake recipe
This recipe is equally easy with no weird ingredients or egg replacers that you probably don’t have anyway!
A one bowl mix and no mixers required!
Choose between my bakery fudge icing recipe or go super low sugar with a sophisticated ganache instead!
With a few drizzles of white and dark vegan chocolate for that authentic Box of Chocolates look!
The whole idea really comes together when you have the heart shaped box to put your mini cuppies into!
I am using a real box that my mom had left over from her chocolates, but you can also use what is considered a 9″ Heart Shaped Pan with a clear lid.
(I am just linking to Amazon to show you the dimensions, but perhaps you can find something comparable in a craft store?)
The whole idea behind the “box of chocolates” is to in fact present the cupcakes in a heart shaped truffle box.
It really is all about the presentation in the heart shaped box that makes it a total win!
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You will need a mini cupcake tin for baking theses vegan mini cupcakes
Notes for Success:
Make this chocolate cupcake recipe gluten free by substituting a 1:1 gluten free baking flour with no other changes.
Whenever I make ganache for piping, I mix it the day I am going to use it and let it set to pipable consistency at room temperature rather than refrigerating it.
This allows it to stay the same smoothness through for a silky shiny icing
Otherwise here is a good brand of vegan sprinkles! *not sponsored
- Prepare your chocolate cake recipe as per the instructions but bake the batter into miniature cupcake molds
- The mini cupcakes usually take about 12 minutes at 350°F
- Prepare the vegan ganache and let it stand at room temperature until it thickens to the point of being able to pipe through a pastry bag as shown in the video tutorial.
Valentine's Day Box of Assorted Vegan Chocolates can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days.
You can store them in the refrigerator if your area is extremely hot, but it is not because the cupcakes will go bad if left out, in fact the cupcakes are best served at room temperature