chocolate-espresso lava cakes with espresso whipped cream


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Servs: 6

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  • add   1 cup all purpose flour<br> 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<br> 6 teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee powder<br> 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder<br> 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted<br> 1 cup sugar<br> 1 cup (packed) golden brown


  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, 5 teaspoons espresso powder, and baking powder into medium bowl. Place butter in large bowl; add both sugars and whisk until well blended. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time, then vanilla and almond extracts. Whisk in dry ingredients. Divide batter among six 1-cup ovenproof coffee mugs (about 2/3 cup in each). Top each with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Gently press chips into batter. Cover and refrigerate mugs at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
  2. Combine cream, powdered sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon espresso powder in medium bowl; whisk until peaks form. Chill up to 1 hour.
  3. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Let mugs with batter stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Bake uncovered until cakes are puffed and crusty and tester inserted into center comes out with thick batter attached, about 30 minutes. Cool cakes 5 minutes. Top hot cakes with espresso whipped cream and serve.

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