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Flowerpot Cakes

Recipe photo courtesy of Anna Williams

Plant a delicious surprise on your guests with these springtime delights. Our chocolate cakes, baked in small pots, create the illusion of new growth. Each cake is topped with a creamy layer of chocolate frosting, a smattering of crushed cookies and candy "rocks," and a fresh sprig of mint.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2004
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We used six unglazed, untreated terra-cotta flowerpots (each with a six-ounce capacity, about 2 3/4 inches tall and 2 3/4 inches across the top). To make smaller cakes, use 9 four-ounce terra-cotta pots. Thoroughly wash the new pots in hot water before using.

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  • KrystynaInSydney
    5 MAY, 2013
    I think these look great BUT DON'T YOU NEED TO PREPARE the TERRACOTTA POT BEFOREHAND??
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  • annijo
    25 APR, 2011
    THESE LITTLE CAKES ARE MOIST, RICH AND VERY CHOCOLATY. I USED 3/4C BATTER IN EACH POT (PURCHASED AT MICHAELS). THE BATTER MADE 7 POT CAKES. WHEN COOLED I SLICED THE TOPS OFF EVEN WITH THE POTS AND PUT ON A NICE THICK LAYER OF THE RECOMMENDED CHOCOLATE ICING. I PUT A CUTE LITTLE TRUFFLE FILLED ROBINS EGG ON THE TOP OF EACH AND DUSTED WITH CRUSHED CHOCOLATE GRAHAM CRACKERS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I HAD AVAILABLE. THE ICING RECIPE WILL FROST ABOUT 10 FLOWERPOT CAKES. THESE WERE A HIT FOR EASTER DINNER.
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  • deener_mae
    16 JUL, 2009
    I made these cakes for my sisters bridal shower as the favor. Except I frosted them, and made chocolate flowered lollipops out of colored chocolates, put them in the cake, wrapped them in cellophane and tied wtih a bow. They were adorable and unique.
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  • MamaYeoh
    27 APR, 2009
    My mother use to make these years ago. She would use a green straw and place a daisy in the straw or different flowers. No, we didn't eat the flower. :P Very cute and very yummy. A nice childhood memory.
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  • NatLizAn
    23 APR, 2008
    How cute!! I love this. Perfect for a girls brunch or dinner. I bet the cake is yummy too. Has to be from Martha. =) I wonder where to get the candy pebbles.
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