Cocoa Coffee Lava Cakes

If you know me at all, you know that my passion is to bake. Everything from simple brownies to super intricate layer cakes. Today I want to share a delicious recipe that is super easy to make! Cocoa Coffee Lava Cakes. Because who doesn't love a dessert that melts in your mouth? I know I do.

This takes about 10 minutes to throw everything together and about 20 minutes to bake. Making the total time about 30 minutes to make. Ladies and gentlemen, I know, I am a fantastic math magician. Also, this is the best kind of dessert because it doesn't take an hour to bake, when you start mixing everything together you know that you will be eating this in about 30 minutes. So even if you absolutely HATE baking then you can manage this recipe. :)

For the cakes you'll need:

3/4 cup of butter

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

3 large eggs

3 egg yolks

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup all-purpose flower (leveled)

1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder (definitely NOT leveled, load that spoon up!)

All ingredients for 6 mini cakes.

For the ganache you'll need:

1/2 heavy whipping cream

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

All ingredients for chocolate ganache. YUMMY!

First things first, preheat your oven to 425 degree F. That's 218 C for all my Egyptian metric family and friends. ;) Then be sure to spray your pan with cooking spray. In this recipe I'm using the 6 piece Cake Boss cakelette pan. (As seen below) If you don't have this then you can use muffin tins or ramekins or whatever you have at your disposal!

Cake Boss Cakelette Pan top left.

Next you'll put the butter and chocolate chips together in a microwave save bowl and microwave for 20-30 second increments. (Seen below) Make sure you cover this because the butter love to pop all over the place. Then you won't have to clean your microwave afterwards. Haha. After each increment of time make sure you stir the butter with the chocolate chips to make it nice and smooth and so the chocolate chips do not burn.

Butter and chocolate, what could be better?

After you're done microwaving it should be perfectly smooth and buttery like seen below!

So smoooooth. I wouldn't hold it against you if you took a spoonful of this...

Then add the powdered sugar...

Powdered sugar

....and eggs and egg yolks and vanilla extract...

Three eggs and added three more yolks afterwards. (Not pictured)

and stir it all up so it looks like this! (Slow motion for dramatic effect. Hahaha)

Then you can add the flour and the espresso powder. In this recipe I didn't have espresso powder at home so I just used some instant coffee that I had, which is totally fine and still perfectly delicious! Also, the more the better! Coffee really helps enhance the chocolate flavor and adds that wonderful coffee flavor, as well. :P


Espresso powder (Instant coffee in my case)

Now it's time to divide the batter up evenly in the 6 tins and get it in the oven!