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Chocolate Espresso Lava Mug Cakes

Chocolate Espresso Lava Mug Cakes

From “300 Best Chocolate Recipes” by Julie Hasson (Robert Rose, $19.95 paperback)
Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
5 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs*
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Topping:
1 cup whipping (35 percent) cream, chilled
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

Instructions:
Prepare six 1-cup ovenproof ceramic coffee mugs by greasing them.

For Base:
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder and baking powder.
In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and both sugars until well blended.
Whisk in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and almond extract.
Whisk in flour mixture.
Divide batter among prepared coffee mugs (about 2/3 cup in each).
Top each with 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips.
Gently press chips into batter.
Cover and refrigerate mugs for at least 1 hour or for up to 1 day.

For topping:
In a medium bowl, combine cream, powdered sugar and espresso powder.
Whisk until stiff peaks form.
Chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350º F.
Let mugs with batter stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
Bake, uncovered, until cakes are puffed and crusty and tester inserted into center comes out with thick batter attached, about 30 minutes.
Let cool in mugs on a rack for 5 minutes.
Top hot cakes with espresso whipped cream and serve.


Posted by Val in NB
* Tip: This recipe calls for large eggs. Using medium or extra-large eggs may adversely affect the outcome of the recipe.
Makes 6 servings.

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