Mini Chocolate Panna Cotta Layered Cake

HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY 2019 to all my followers, fellow bloggers and friends out there. This recipe is coming as a treat for the Valentine day celebration. Make this easy dessert for your valentine this Valentine’s Day. 

Panna Cotta on its own is an awesome dessert by itself. But I have combined it with a layer of chocolate cake, so it has become a decadant dessert that can be served at parties. As this is just a small serving it reduces the mess of cutting and serving, and also it is perfect for parties. Many may not know what is panna cotta or mustn’t have tasted it anywhere. Even I didn’t know until we stayed in a hotel on full board, where they served this as a dessert. I have tried it few years ago. Think the blogging mind in you allows you to do more research on the new dishes you try and make it yourself. All bloggers will give a hi fi on this……….

Getting back to Panna Cotta – It has its origin from Italy. It is nothing but Sweetened Cream which uses gelatine or agar agar to set like a pudding. It is so easy to prepare and is a Classic on its own.

I have combined a Chocolate sheet cake and the panna cotta together in shot cups to serve as a decadent dessert after a get together. The recipe of the Chocolate Sheet Cake is here.  Just cut the sheet cake and place them in the cups you want to serve and then make the panna cotta mix and pour it over the cake and allow it to set in the refrigerator for at-least 4 to 6 hrs. AND the Chocolate Panna Cotta layered cake mini’s are ready to be served. You can skip the Cake part and just make the Panna Cotta alone as a dessert option.

Do try this easy and yummy dessert for your next gathering and let me know if you enjoyed it.

Sweet Valentine – Delicious & Dolce Dessert Challenge::

This recipe is going to be a part of Valentine Dessert Challenge hosted by Sophie of My Dainty Soul Curry. She is a good friend of mine and she has a beautiful blog with lot of healthier options. We knew each other via a WhatsApp group of food bloggers, who help and give suggestions to make our blogs a better place for all.

Below are the links of the other bloggers recipes participating in the challenge. 

  1. 3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Ice Cream by My Dainty Kitchen. 

  2. Vegan Keto Sesame Cookies by My Dainty Soul Curry.

  3. Coconut Palmiers by LathisKitchen.

Mini Chocolate Panna Cotta Layered Cake

Cuisine: Italian | Category: Dessert Recipes | Prep time: 15 mins | Set Time: 6 hrs | Servings: 14 Shot Glasses & 6 Small Ramekins | Recipe Source: Here

Ingredients for Making Chocolate Panna Cotta

  •  Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Unflavoured Gelatin – 5 tsps
  • Bittersweet Chocolate – 7 1/2 ounces
  • Milk Chocolate – 5 ounces
  • Whipping Cream – 2 1/2 Cups
  • Whole Milk -2 1/2 Cups
  • Sugar – 1/2 Cup + 2 tbsps
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 1/4 tsps
  • Vanilla Beans – 1 1/2 ( Split Lengthwise)


Get all the ingredients ready.
Make the Chocolate sheet cake using this recipe. Allow it to cool down completely.
Cut them to the shape of the serving mini glasses or the ramekins.
All the serving cups are filled with a layer of cake.
Take normal water and sprinkle the gelatin over it. 
Allow it to soften for 10 mins.
Now measure and take Bitter Sweet Chocolate.
Measure and take Milk Chocolate.
Chop both the chocolates.
Take milk in a Saucepan.
Add Sugar to it.
Now add the whipping cream to the mixture.
Add the chopped chocolate.
Then the Vanilla extract.
Now scrape the vanilla beans and put them inside the mixture.
Put the mixture on a stove top at a very low flame. Allow it to mix completely.
Use a whisk to combine all the ingredients.
Off the stove after all the ingredients come to a gentle boil until the chocolate dissolves. Now add the soaked gelatin into the mixture.
Look at the smooth mixture.
Take a bowl and align a sieve on top of it.
Now pour the mixture through the sieve.
Let the mixture cool completely. Then add them into the serving cups.
Finally place them in the refrigerator and allow it to set for at-least 6 hours.
Mini Chocolate Panna Cotta Layered cake is ready to be served.

Note : If you are a vegetarian just replace the gelatin to equal amount of Agar-Agar flakes. If using Agar-Agar Powder then substitute 1 tbsp. of the flakes to 1 tsp of the powder.

You should note that the texture while using Agar-Agar is slightly different compared to Gelatin. Agar-Agar gives a firmer texture and Gelatin gives a smoother texture.

While heating the mixture on the stovetop don’t use high flame then the chocolate will burn. 

The Panna cotta alone can be served as a dessert without the cake. It is super easy to churn the whole thing together.

Another method to always be safe is by taking milk, sugar, vanilla and whipping cream in a saucepan and allowing it to come to a boil. Then switch off the stove and add the gelatin mixture to it and mix everything then finally add it to the chopped chocolate.

Chopping the chocolate is very important, otherwise it will not melt easily and there will be lumps of chocolate. 

The Mini Chocolate Panna Cotta Layered Cake is ready to be served. Try and let me know if you liked it.


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