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Flavorful Fridays: Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes

February 5, 2010

Aside from December, February is the coziest dessert month. There are chocolates and red hearts everywhere we look, and because it’s still cold outside, we’re still reaching for warm, comforting foods. It’s a great month for breaking your New Year’s diet a little to indulge in sweet treats with your sweetie.

Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes are sinfully decadent and not for the faint of heart. With molten chocolate inside and a crusty top, this fudge cake is all about rich chocolate. It has thick hot chocolate inside and light chocolate cake on the outside. This makes a great dessert to serve to dinner guests. Each fudge cake is made in a separate ramekin, with an elegant finish of dusted powered sugar.

Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes

Courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine

Serves: 6-10 (depending on size of ramekins used)

Ingredients:

3/4 cup flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

5 teaspoons instant espresso powder

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup egg substitute

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (2.6-ounce) bar dark (71% cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped

2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions:

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Sift together flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt.

Place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 1 minute. Add granulated and brown sugars, beating until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add egg substitute and vanilla, beating until well blended. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture; fold in chocolate. Divide batter evenly among 6 to 10 ramekins; arrange ramekins on a pan. Cover and refridgerate 4 hours or up to 2 days.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Let ramekins stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for 21 minutes or until cakes are puffy and slightly crusty on top. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar; serve immediately (if not, crusty top will crumble and fall into center of cake) and enjoy!


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2010 10:48 pm

    YUM! These look delicious.
    I’m stopping by from food buzz you are on the random 5 blogs list.
    I added you to my google reader and can’t wait to see what you’ll post next.

  2. February 13, 2010 11:56 am

    YUM!!! I want to try these!!!!

  3. February 13, 2010 1:36 pm

    umm…these look absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to make them!!

  4. Liana permalink*
    February 26, 2010 12:47 pm

    Thanks everyone for your comments! When you try this recipe, please let me know how it turns out for you!

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