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Chocolate Panini The 5 Minute Chocolate Cake

Updated on June 19, 2013

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Are you craving chocolate cake, but you don't want to heat the house up with your oven? Chocolate Panini can save your summer day! These sweet cake treats bake in 5 minutes in the electric panini maker. They taste like mini chocolate cakes! Nice to have a fast summer treat to share. Add a side of vanilla icecream. These would be really easy to include in a picnic basket.

You can add filling. Add a light chocolate mousse. Just drop a few spoons in the center and cover with more chocolate batter. I tried chocolate pudding; which is why I recommend a mousse. Jello has a mousse like pudding in the dairy section, so pick one up for this recipe.

Every other chocolate panini recipe is created with bread. This one has cake batter instead.

Frost the cake with regular store bought icing of your choice. If you want to go a little lighter, drizzle icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can let it cool a bit like you do any other cake and then frost it when it is cool.

I use Somersweet as my sugar substitute. It is a bakeable sugar and equal in measurement to sugar. You can use Splenda cooking sugar as a substitute or just use regular sugar. Splenda also has Splenda brown sugar; which you can supplement for the regular brown sugar. Just pack the brown sugar lightly rather than firm for this recipe.

I used a White Westinghouse electric panini maker with 4 triangles that allows for pourable batters. Make sure you get those triangles pretty full so it will cook both sides of the cake at the same time and evenly.

A small mixing bowl and a rubber spatula is all you need to mix the ingredients. You can use an electric mixer if you prefer.

Preparing and Cooking The Cakes

Chocolate Panini - The 5 Minute Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Panini - The 5 Minute Chocolate Cake
Electric Panini Maker. Heat up 5-10 minutes
Electric Panini Maker. Heat up 5-10 minutes
Ingredients with Somersweet sugar substitute
Ingredients with Somersweet sugar substitute | Source
Mix all the dry ingredients
Mix all the dry ingredients
Add the liquids and mix all together till it looks like cake batter
Add the liquids and mix all together till it looks like cake batter
Pour the batter, add any filling in the center of each triangle.
Pour the batter, add any filling in the center of each triangle.
Cover the filling with more batter. Close the lid and cook 5 minutes
Cover the filling with more batter. Close the lid and cook 5 minutes

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 4 Triangle Servings or 4 Slices of Cake

Ingredients for chocolate batter

  • 1 Cup Swans Down Cake Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Ghiradelli Unsweetened Cocoa, Powder
  • 1/2 Cup lightly packed brown sugar, You can substitute Splenda brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Somersweet or Splenda or Sugar, Somersweet or Splenda sugars are substitutes or use regular sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

How to make the Chocolate cakes

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl with a rubber spatula. Cake Flour, cocoa, sugars, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add liquids. Egg, vanilla and milk.
  3. Mix all together with the spatula till well mixed and looks like cake batter.
  4. Heat the panini maker (5-10 minutes while mixing the batter).
  5. Prepare any filling you plan to use or cook without the filling. I recommend using Mousse or pudding. Again, storebought pudding cups work just fine.
  6. Pour the chocolate batter into the heated panini maker. If you are adding the filling, don't fill it. Just add a layer, spoon drop the filling and pour more batter over the top to cover.
  7. Close the panini maker and cook 5 minutes.
  8. Lift the cakes out with a clean spatula. Let cool on a plate. Frost with any store bought frosting flavor of choice. Serve.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you, it is wonderful and even better with reduced sugar that tastes really good at the same time.

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      frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

      Oh, this sounds so tempting. And easy makes it more so. Thanks for sharing that recipe, it's a keeper.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Wow! That is a great point too.

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      Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is great for dieters...you have to make more if you want more...lol.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you John. I am thinking about trying all kinds of things in that panini maker. It is a fun little piece of kitchen equipment to use.

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      ...this is just too original - yummy! Wow, would have never guessed.... Great article.

      John

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Good to hear, thank you!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      This sounds so good.. my mouth is watering. Thank you for sharing :)

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      It is easy, would be worth trying a box recipe in it too and see how it turns out.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Wow! It sounds yummy and easy to make. I´ll try this sometime. Thanks for sharing and for following me.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      That's what I thought! I was craving some chocolate when I made the recipe, but with 100 degree nonstop days, the oven was not an option.

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      Elise-Loyacano 5 years ago from San Juan, Puerto Rico

      Chocolate cake in 5 minutes? What more could I ask for?

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      They are pretty good. I always kid test things like that too. My kids don't seem to mind being testers. Thank you!

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Hi Brenda! Welcome to Hubpages, 3 months along......anytime I can have homemade chccolate cake in 5 minutes, it's a good thing! Voted up and awesome!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      So very true about the oven being off. Thank you again :)

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      You are welcome and anything to keep the oven off in the summer time!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow, this sounds amazing and so easy to make. Will be pining, sharing and voting up. Thanks for giving me a easy, easy recipe to try for my kids!!