Molten Mocha Cakes – Sweet Thursday!

Music: Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons

As part of our Valentine’s Day celebration, I made these sweet little cakes for my parents and James.  Because I forgot to take a final picture of them I had to use the one from Martha Stewart.  They definitely came out looking SOMETHING like this picture (parentals…hush!).

What you’ll need for the cakes:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for ramekins and serving
2 ounces semisweet dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pinch salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Butter two 6-ounce ramekins, then dust with sugar.
  • Place butter and chocolate over a double boiler and heat until melted and combined. Let cool slightly.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, egg yolk, sugar, espresso powder, vanilla and salt.

  • Add chocolate mixture; whisk to combine.
  • Add flour, and whisk just until combined (do not overmix).

  • Pour batter into prepared ramekins.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted 1/2 inch from edge of ramekins comes out clean, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out wet, 10 to 12 minutes (do not overbake).
  • Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Run a knife around inside of ramekins to loosen.
  • Invert cakes onto serving plates.
  • Dust with sugar cut little heart shapes (or whatever shape you like) on top and serve.


Filed under Chocolate, Dessert, Recipes, Sweet Thursday

3 responses to “Molten Mocha Cakes – Sweet Thursday!

  1. Mumford and Sons are all over the place! I’ve literally seen them mentioned in 5 different places for the past two days.

    Dan would love these. anything molten is his fave. nom nom nom.

    • I know! They are receiving some well-deserved praise…and I think a spot on Letterman was helpful too. Saw them last night – they were excellent.

      I’ll keep this in mind when Dan comes over!

  2. Trina

    Looks beyond delicious as always

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