Molten Chocolate Espresso Cakes

Molten Chocolate Espresso Cakes

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

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Unsweetened baking cocoa
oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules
teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
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.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 570
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 21g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 200mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 45g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.