Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours
Makes 12 servings (2 per cake)

This dessert, prepped in just 30 minutes, is all about the crisp cookies and luscious chocolate.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line each compartment of a 6-mold mini cheesecake pan (or jumbo-size muffin pan) with plastic wrap.

Step 2

Pour water to depth of 1 inch into bottom of a double boiler over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer; place chocolate and next 2 ingredients in top of double boiler over simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Whisk in cream and bourbon.

Step 3

Remove from heat. Gently stir cookies into chocolate mixture, and pour into prepared pan (about 3/4 cup in each mold). Chill 2 to 24 hours or until set.

Step 4

Remove cakes from pan to a wire rack in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan; discard plastic wrap. Slowly pour warm Easy Ganache over cakes, spreading to edges and on sides. Chill 1 hour before serving.

Step 5

Note: We tested with LU Le Petit Beurre cookies. Store any leftover ganache in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave; drizzle over ice cream or your favorite pound cake.

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious, rich, chocolate dessert

February 15, 2017
I have made this a couple times. At least once each with Keebler's Simply line of butter cookies, and with  homemade butter cookies. I don't feel the cookies stand out much, so I'd used whatever's quick/cheap.It is very rich, so I've decided my go-to pan/shape for this dessert is a mini muffin pan. I used paper muffin liners, and it was a bit of a pain to unwrap them, but really a more appropriate size. You will still have plenty of ganache to cover the extra surface area.The chocolate, honey and bourbon are a great combination in this recipe, altering the flavor profile a bit from your everyday chocolate desserts. It is definitely does not have a traditional cake texture or lightness, but I wouldn't just call it melted chocolate either.

ibake4dogs's Review

December 31, 2014

Cathyoost's Review

April 10, 2014
The word cake in the title is VERY misleading. It is melted chocolate, period. Good melted chocolate but not worth the expense or calories. There are much better chocolate desserts.

tacrvt15's Review

February 17, 2014
Very large serving for the richness of the dessert. Used dark chocolate morsels. Would mold in mini cupcake pan for a bite sized serving. Served with vanilla frozen yogurt with a drizzel of sauce.