Baby Hot Chocolate w/ Chile

January 29, 2010


Author Notes: This is a take on my baby chocolate soufflé – though it is a little richer – a little more chocolatey and I’ve added chile. It is a combination of the thick spicy hot chocolate found in Spain, a soufflé and a chocolate molten cake all in one or three little tiny bites...coffeefoodwrite

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used Sharffen Berger 62%)
  • 3 large egg yolks (room temp.)
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously butter 10 - 2"x2.2(h)" espresso cups.
  2. Melt chocolate with the chile and cinnamon in a double broiler (or bowl set over simmering pan of water), stirring occasionally. Remove bowl from heat and stir in yolks. Mixture will become very stiff.
  3. Beat whites with a pinch of salt (I like a copper bowl) on medium speed until hold soft peaks and then add sugar a little at a time. Beat until hold stiff peaks. Stir a little over one cup whites into stiff chocolate mixture to lighten it up a bit and then fold chocolate mixture into whites, folding completely, gently and thoroughly.
  4. Spoon into espresso cups (run your pinky around the outside edge so it will rise evenly) and bake for ten minutes until rising over edge, then turn heat up to 375 degrees and bake an additional 2-4 minutes until high and puffy and slightly spilling over the edge...

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Author Comment
coffeefoodwrite January 29, 2010
Thanks, guys. I made this last night and it is so simple to make and turns out really creamy and delicious. With just a teeny bit of the spice. Also tastes sinful and rich but still relatively guilt free. You can make these ahead and freeze them as well. Just increase the cooking time by about 4-6 minutes.
 
Kelsey B. January 29, 2010
This looks fantastic, time to get out the espresso cups!
 
TheWimpyVegetarian January 29, 2010
For some reason I'm logged in as AntoniaJames, not sure how that happened, but this looks wonderful. I love the combination of chocolate and spicy pepper softened with cinnamon. I would love this! -chezsuzanne