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Warm Chocolate Melting Cups Recipe

Warm Chocolate Melting Cups Recipe

These cakes have become a favorite of our guests. They're always so surprised that these little desserts are so light and healthy. —Kissa Vaughn, Troy, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 10 fresh strawberry halves, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, flour and salt. Gradually stir in water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the chocolate chips, coffee and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2. In another bowl, beat eggs and egg white until slightly thickened. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  • 3. Transfer to ten 4-oz. ramekins coated with cooking spray. Place ramekins in a baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or just until centers are set. Garnish with strawberry halves if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 197 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.