MINI ESPRESSO MOLTEN LAVA CAKES
With a melted chocolate center and hint of espresso flavor, these mini dark chocolate lava cakes make an easy, elegant dessert that’s perfect for date night.
- 12 DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate, divided
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- Pinch salt
1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease six 2-oz ramekins and dust sides lightly with sugar; set aside.
2 In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of simmering water, melt together 6 Dove® Dark Chocolate Promises®, cocoa powder and butter, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.
3 Vigorously whisk together sugar and egg until pale yellow and thickened. Fold in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour, espresso powder and salt. Divide batter evenly among prepared ramekins.
4 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cakes are set and starting to pull away from sides, and center is molten. Transfer to rack; let cool for 5 minutes. Run knife around side of ramekins to loosen; invert onto serving plates.
5 Garnish each serving with remaining Dove® Dark Chocolate Promise®.
TIP Dust with icing sugar before serving if desired.
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