Mini Chocolate Cakes Recipe

Saucy-Center Mocha Cakes

Bake these rich chocolate cakes just before serving.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating



6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Powdered sugar
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired


Heat oven to 400°F. Grease and lightly flour six (5- or 6-ounce) glass custard cups. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Set aside.

Melt butter, chocolate chips and coffee granules in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Set aside.

Beat eggs in bowl at high speed until slightly thickened and lemon-colored. Continue beating, gradually adding sugar, until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate, flour and vanilla. Beat at low speed just until mixed.

Pour batter evenly among prepared cups. Bake 9-13 minutes or until top is puffy and crackled in appearance, but center is still soft. Cool 5 minutes; loosen cakes with knife.

Invert cakes onto individual serving plates. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Tip

- Batter can be prepared several hours ahead. Bake just before serving. Cover and refrigerate if more than 1 hour. Allow to stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes before baking.

- To easily sift powdered sugar, place sugar in small strainer. Gently tap strainer to allow the sugar to fall through openings onto cakes.

- This dessert can also be served with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 420

Fat: 30g

Cholesterol: 165mg

Sodium: 160mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #11242©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These wonderful little cakes are so elegant. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. Everyone raved about them. Will certainly be making these often during the upcoming holidays.

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