Molten Chocolate Espresso Cakes

Relish this chocolate centered espresso cake served with vanilla ice cream - a superb dessert made using Original Bisquick® mix.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Unsweetened baking cocoa
6
oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4
cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
2
teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
Vanilla ice cream, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Grease bottoms and sides of 6 (6-oz) custard cups with butter; sprinkle with cocoa. Place on 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and 3/4 cup butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in espresso powder, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat eggs and powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until blended. Gradually add chocolate mixture, beating on low speed, then gradually add Bisquick mix, beating until blended. Divide batter evenly among custard cups.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until sides are set and centers are still soft (tops will be puffed and slightly cracked). Let stand 3 minutes.
  • 5 Serve in cups, or to unmold before serving, run small knife or metal spatula along sides of cakes to loosen. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over each cup; turn plate and cup over and remove cup. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm with ice cream.

Expert Tips

When these cakes bake, the outside becomes cake-like and the center remains very creamy like a hot fudge-custard sauce. Don’t worry…the center gets hot enough to fully cook the eggs.

These warm molten cakes are most beautifully paired with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
36%
(Saturated Fat
21g,
21%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
200mg
200%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
45g
45%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.