Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

February 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in BCM, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 16 Comments
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soft-centered chocolate teacup cakes

These Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes are rich, delicious and easy to make.  Kind of a dangerous combination!  They are a take on molten chocolate cake…an almost flourless and uber-chocolatey cake with more gooey, melting chocolate bits hiding in the middle.

They’re hardly more difficult to make than brownies, although you have to whip eggs and sugar until ribbony, so using a stand mixer is a good idea.  The batter is divided among teacups or ramekins, which are half-filled, sprinkled with chopped chocolate and then topped off.  I have quite a collection of teacups for some reason (reason actually being that they are cute!).  I can see these making an adorable dinner party dessert served in mismatched cups.  I didn’t get a photo of the insides for you, but you can see here that they’re schlumping a bit in the middle…that’s how you can tell they have soft centers.  That dip also makes a perfect landing spot for a bit of whipped cream or ice cream.

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. I love chocolate and these look like a perfect treat to make for myself and friends.

  2. Dangerous, these ones!!! Love your little cups!

  3. These are so sweet! I love the cups you used – perfect little individual treats 🙂

  4. Your Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes look perfect! I think they’d be great served in mismatched cups!

  5. Lovely!! *_* I want one, now.

  6. The teacups add so much charm and fancy to the cakes. Lovely!

  7. I think everyone who made these used the same adjectives: “rich, delicious”!

  8. Just something I need. Off to make some….

  9. These were incredibly delicious weren’the they? And super schlumpy in the middle!

  10. Vanilla ice cream, for sure.
    Love the way you styled these – those cups are great.

  11. Your cups look so charming and the soft centers look perfectly schlumpy. Good to know about using a stand mixer for these. Thanks!

  12. I am glad that I am not the only one who has posting troubles. I can’t wait the make these with all that chocolaty goodness.

  13. Agreed – these were terrific. I like your ramekins!

  14. I like you serving size..and the mugs 🙂 I bought small ones which were actually a perfect size but I would have enjoyed a larger portion like yours!!

  15. I love the teacups that you used! I totally agree — these would be great to serve at a dinner party. Elegant and sooo yummy!

  16. I totally agree with you! Delicious and easy to make is a dangerous combination 🙂
    Love your photo and the cups!

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