Warm Chocolate Melting Cups Recipe
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Warm Chocolate Melting Cups Recipe

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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.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Warm Chocolate Melting Cups in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p29

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Lynn49Too User ID: 8928491 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 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? :)"

Melsie49 User ID: 7332401 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."

nightowlcrafts User ID: 8171808 217246
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

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

Kelly Seidel User ID: 5573888 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."

Joyce M. Shores User ID: 2520266 163024
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

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

lllsong User ID: 2345089 163023
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

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

shelton463 User ID: 164053 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."

judybeckner User ID: 1477172 108578
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"This is amazing! My family loves it!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 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."

Beckihansen User ID: 1637622 176296
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

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

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