Dessert is always my favorite part of the meal. As a matter of fact, I sometimes wish I could just skip the meal and go straight for the sweets. Chocolate, of course, is always a good choice. Not only is it a potent aphrodisiac, but it also contains serotonin which helps to naturally boost your mood.
So whether you’re looking for the perfect recipe to complete your Valentine’s Day dinner or planning ahead for your next party, these delectable Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes (via myrecipes.com)
3.4 ounces all purpose flour (about ¾ cup)
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
5 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup egg substitute
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (2.6-ounce) bar dark (71% cocoa) chocolate finely chopped
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into measuring cups; level with a knife. Sift together flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder and salt.
2. Place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 1 minute. Add granulated and brown sugars, beating until blended (about 5 minute). Add egg substitute and vanilla, beating until well blended. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture; fold in chocolate. Divide batter evenly among 10 (4-ounce) ramekins; arrange ramekins on a jelly-roll pan. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or up to 2 days.
3. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
4. Let ramekins stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 21 minutes or until cakes are puffy and slightly crusty on top. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar; serve immediately.