Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes with Espresso Shot Centers

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 55m

Serves 8


  • 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line heavy baking sheet with parchment paper; butter paper. Generously butter eight 3 inch-diameter ring molds with 2 inch-high sides. Arrange molds on prepared baking sheet. Stir chocolate and butter in large wide metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until smooth. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Using an electric stand mixer and whisk attachment, beat sugar, eggs, yolks, 2 teaspoons espresso powder, vanilla and salt in large bowl until very thick ribbon falls when attachment is lifted, about 8 minutes. Sift flour over egg mixture, then fold in. Fold egg mixture into cooled chocolate mixture. Divide half of batter among molds. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder into center of each. Top with remaining batter.

Bake cakes until tops are puffed and dry and tester inserted into center comes out with moist batter still attached, about 12 minutes. Cool cakes 5 minutes.

Using a metal spatula, transfer cakes and molds to plates. Carefully remove molds. Sift powdered sugar over cakes and serve immediately.

Recipe created exclusively for by Rochelle Palermo.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4659

nutrition information per serving

447 calories; 29g total fat; 244mg cholesterol; 187mg sodium; 46g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 7g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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