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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 surprised that these little desserts are so light. —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 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, 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 strawberries if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 197 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Warm Chocolate Melting Cups

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Lynn49Too 253765
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"Has anyone attempted this recipe using Splenda or Splenda brown sugar as a substitute for white sugar? I'm curious if it would work...it would sure cut the calories!!

773 calories in one cup of sugar...even divided it's too many for this gal's diet! How about we cut those calories to about 100 total calories from Splenda sugar? :)"

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Melsie49 217908
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"This recipe is definitely a keeper. Quick and easy, plus they hold nicely for another day or to make ahead."

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nightowlcrafts 217246
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"These are soooo good! Very rich and easy to make:-}"

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Kelly Seidel 96665
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"These cups were wonderful. I like that it makes 10 cups: this is great for during the holidays or when the family comes over. They are warm and creamy in the center and crispy on the edges. The chocolate is so smooth and wonderful! I like to sprinkle a little powdered sugar and a raspberry on top when serving."

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Joyce M. Shores 163024
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Very good and easy to make. I make 10 and then put in fridge for later."

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lllsong 163023
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"These are incredible!!! We put the extras in the fridge and warm in the microwave, incredible!!"

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shelton463 93782
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013 Edited Mar. 10, 2014

"This is an absolutely incredible dessert! Such a deep, rich chocolate flavor and totally worth the splurge. However, the calorie count on here is way wrong. I ran it through 2 different recipe builders, and it's closer to 200 calories each for 10 servings. Still worth it, they are soooo good! UPDATE: I see that the nutrition stats for this recipe have been modified, so this seems accurate now at 197 calories. So good....even to make ahead, put them in the fridge & reheat in microwave, they are still delicious! Don't skip the coffee....even if you don't like coffee, you can't taste it. It just intensifies the chocolate flavor."

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judybeckner 108578
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"This is amazing! My family loves it!"

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s_pants 159584
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"DIVINE! Just perfect with strawberries to cut the sweetness a little. Thought I would want whipped cream or ice cream with it, but doesn't really need it."

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Beckihansen 176296
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"Delicious! Calorie count is way off though, so be careful."

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llewellen 165104
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"I'm just wondering what is so healthy when the main ingredient here is Sugar??? 1 1/4 cups of sugar? Come on now! Then choc. chips? Not much healthy about this recipe!

I'm sure it tastes fabulous but lets not kid ourselves about touting it as "healthy!""

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Richard Thorp 162953
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"We have a friend who is allergic to coffee so I substitute hot cocoa. These get rave reviews from all my friends and family!! The best part is that they are actually low calorie for such a rich dessert!"

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LauraSur 159583
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Yummy! Easy to make."

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kathed5 96664
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"These cups were absolutely delicious, and easy to make! We put a dollop of whipped topping on each one, and enjoyed the low calorie yet rich taste of this dessert. I will definitely make these again. Thanks!"

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sstetzel 162949
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"[quote user="ba2067"]

What is Baking cocoa? Is that the same as baking powder or is it those squares? Is this sweetened or unsweetened? Help...would love to try!
[/quote]
Baking cocoa is essentially powdered unsweetened chocolate, you'll find it in the baking section of your grocery store usually above the chocolate chips.  It will be labeled "Baking Cocoa"."

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ba2067 176276
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"What is Baking cocoa? Is that the same as baking powder or is it those squares? Is this sweetened or unsweetened? Help...would love to try!"

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grannyoffive 108575
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Totally agree "JAPAMA".............I also had Carnival's Chocolate Melting Cake every night for dessert!!!  Thank goodness this recipe is a lot healthier as I NEED to make another batch of this yummy recipe again!  Did you try it with DARK Chocolate??  Yummy!"

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japama 181318
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Oh, I would have to agree that this is just about as good as Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake! Had it almost every night as a desert!!! Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as they did and you have a wonderful desert or any time "comfort" food for those who love chocolate, as I do."

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c_nile 117404
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I have not yet made it, but will. This is a rate of reviews. This is the fourth recipe today where I read the reviews. People who have no intention of making those recipes are writing to criticize. Either it has an ingredient they don't like or an ingredient they, themselves, cannot eat. Why not just write the recipe off instead of criticizing the recipe, the submitter, the editor, or the nutritionist, without first-hand facts or knowledge."

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katsteve22 108573
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"What a great little dessert! I made only a half recipe and it turned out wonderfully. My daughter asked if we could have this every night for dessert! That seems to say it all!"

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monkeesmate 176713
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I would like to comment on the question about this being good for diabetics because of the amount of sugar. The way our Doctor explained to me that it is total calories and whether it is a fast spike in sugar. When you divide the sugar by 10 servings that isn't very much per serving and in my opinion better for you than the chemicals of most artificial sweeteners."

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grannyoffive 159582
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"To betsydave.....from grannyoffive

Not sure how it would be without the coffee but I didn't taste the coffee at all and I think coffee brings out more of the chocolate flavor.......if you have instant coffe you could make a little and use that......"

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grannyoffive 108570
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"Delicious - way better than expected. Used half sugar and half Splenda - great results and also used dark chocolate chips....next time I will cut the total sugar down to 1 cup and try cooking for 17 - 19 minutes. I cooked it 20 minutes and it was delicious but I think a little less cooking time would be great too (of course depending on your oven) The taste was up there with Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting cake but your version was much, much healthier and just as mouth watering!!! Thanks for a great recipe!"

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uulator1 108393
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"I am looking forward to trying this. With 29 gm of carbs per serving...it is most definitely an acceptable dessert for diabetics! They need to count carbs....not stop eating all things tasty! My husband is diabetic...with well controlled BS....and I will have no problem giving this to him."

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gr8kids 142680
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"We loved it. It was just the right amount of chocolate to keep you wanting more. I served it warm from the oven and could not have wanted anything better for desert."

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4evermore 142678
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"I hate to spoil everybody's fun but just because there is only 131 calories per serving, that doesn't make this dessert "healthy". Delicious? yes! Make it again? yes. But it gets put in the "special occasion" recipe section."

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helenc343 108382
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"Adding 1 1/2 cups of sugar is not diabetic friendly."

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betsydave 181271
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"I haven't made this yet, but it sounds delicious. Do you have to use coffee? I don't like coffee."

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spiker1 108348
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"This was fabulous. Will be making again soon."

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SaraM15 176273
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! I have made this several times. They reheat easily in the microwave."

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doeskmr 162947
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I made this on Saturday and served it to a group of friends who, like myself, are Weight Watchers members. It was a big success, especially since it is only 4 WW points! What a great dessert idea!"

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andypandy 165103
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"this is very sweet, will make again sometime using small demi cups, to nake sure they are small portions to serve. A dollop of whipping cream would also be nice."

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lpeters86 159581
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"I found this to be way too rich and not enjoyable. This would be perfect for someone that REALLY loves chocolate, but I will not be making it again."

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baileyann 181270
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"These are fairly simple, but so amazing! :) When you take a bite, it's like eating pure chocolate! :) so good! :)"

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Carol39110 176712
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"These are wonderful both straight from the oven and from the fridge. It's probably the best 131 chocolate calories I know!"

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amhcreations 103576
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"It was excellent, but definitely not Light.

Everyone loved it though!"

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scodia4 117403
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"Sounds like a chocoholics dream. Wondering if you can you make this earlier, and then bake it when it is time for dessert?? Wouldn't worry about the eggs - they are cooked."

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1Bockey 210325
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"This was so delicious!!! The serving size is 1/4 of a cup in order to make 10 ramekins. It seems very rich and I wanted more, but we stick to the one serving and can't wait until the next night when we can enjoy it again for dessert. It keeps well even after 2-3 days in the frig. I do reheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. That puffs it up a bit and makes it warm and creamy for my husband and me to enjoy! This is truly a dessert that all chocolate lovers HAVE to try! Good enough for company as well!! The bonus is that it is ONLY 131 calories per serviing. The trick is to eat just one!"

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crystalsweigard 162943
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"I have made this recipe many times and it always gets rave reviews."

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LisaHookey 108338
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"Very good! Warm, moist and delicious. And, folks, come on --- if you can't get 2 eggs done in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, just how long does it take to get them done?"

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Sueinne 93781
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"It is a great Recipe. Added a1/4 tsp cinnamon, too!! 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes is more than suficient to cook eggs thoroughly. Eggs have a low cooking point than other things Remember, this is same time/temp for cupcakes and the FDA regulates those instructions, too"

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ncnanny77 176710
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"too rich, and the chocolate taste wasnt the good chocolate taste I was expecting. as in a devils food cake"

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Edil 165102
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"About the sugar part allI know that it is the same as sugar except the calories part.About the eggs not been properly cook all I know is that I grew up drinking some sort of egg yolks mixed with sugar and vanilla some wlpped merengue mixed with milk and all this without cooking ,all my sister and brother nevre got sick."

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StellaB 96622
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Have tried this and it's delicious. Kerry your version sounds quick & simple so will give yours a try..but think I'll add only a tsp of oil & hope it works. For the splenda issue..this is what the experts say...Splenda/sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar; a Chlorocarbon...When turned into Splenda it becomes similiar to DDT. Chlorocarbon include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methylene chloride, all deadly and damages the hepatocytes, the liver's metabolic cells. So decied whether sugar versus Splenda is the best..for me I'll stick with sugar and eat in moderation. Whatever you choose enjoy as it really is an easy and delicious recipe."

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momyhrt 176708
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Can't wait to try these! But some of the poster on here need to understand Splenda and how it works. Especially for those who are diabetic. Splenda is not absorbed by the body and sugar is."

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colcow 181265
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"people really splenda is made from sugar they just remove the fattening part and that is also the part that raises blood sugar you are all thinking of sugar twin, saccharin etc. get with the times and don't judge a product you obviously know nothing about"

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reen32359 109924
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Very good. But how can connie30 say something cooked for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 is uncooked? I agree, Splenda isn"t healthy. If you want to cut calories, use the new stevia/sugar combinations."

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connie30 108329
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This is truely delicious BUT do you realize that you are eating uncooked food. The soft part is just under cooked eggs, etc. No thanks. None for me, please."

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kaybro 176704
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"At a local restaurant they serve this exact same cake on a large plate with chocolate writing around it saying "Happy birthday" and dusted with powdered sugar and a bit of rasberry sauce...Yum! We always go ther for any birthday celebration just to get the cake! I can't believe I can now make it at home and so easily.. Thanks"

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prehmorg 176271
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Um...."healthy"? Sugar is a food. Splenda is a chemical. Do yourself a favor and make it as the recipe reads."

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tkarinas 108171
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"These cups are decadent and delicious and guests and family just love them. This is a recipe I'll be making many more times."

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judyjerry 108170
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Can you make this in muffin tins, if you don't have ramekin dishes?"

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SaraM15 93683
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"OMG! Everyone I have served this to loves it! I top it with a little Cool Whip Free. This is now a family favorite.

Sara"

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Kerry Amundson 176701
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2009

"I haven't made your recipe but thought I would share a similar one some of you might have received in your email. I just made it for the guys while they were watching the football game.

It's called DANGEROUS CHOCOLATE CAKE-IN-A-MUG!
Add 4T. cake flour or 3 1/2 T. all purpose flour, 4T. sugar and 2T. cocoa in a mug and mix well with a fork. Add 1 egg and mix thoroughly. Pour 3T. milk, 3T. oil and a splash of vanilla into the mug and mix well. Add 2T. choc. chips if desired. Put mug into microwave and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. Cake will rise over top of mug - do not be alarmed! Allow to cool just a little. Tip out onto a plate or eat right out of the mug. ENJOY!"

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pinkirishlace 176269
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"These were so yummy!!!! Personaly, I dont think they would have been nearly as wonderful with Splenda. Nothing wrong with a little indulgence once in a while!"

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lollygag_CA 176268
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"I would definately use Splenda in this recipe, to make it "healthy", and I mean really "healthy", for heaven's sakes!!!"

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