Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
These chocolate cakes are just as good as the ones you get from any decent restaurant. Be aware that instead of the being super-sweet, they are actually semi-sweet which is what I like about it. They are great with chocolate or coffee based ice-cream/gelato. If you prefer to be a little more healthy, they can be garnished with powdered sugar+berries as this recipe suggested. I sometimes like to just sprinkle with cinnamon as chocolate is ciinamon's best friend in my book. My favorite way is to splash a shoot of Amaretto over the cake and ice-cream. Substituing the applesauce for the butter is to lower the fat content, and strong chocolate flavor should be able to cover the after taste of splenda as well.
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 ounces dark chocolate chips or 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup Splenda granular
- 1 tablespoon Splenda granular
- 2 teaspoons whole wheat flour
- 3 ounces raspberries
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Melt butter and chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; remove from heat.
- Beat eggs and sugar with a hand mixer in a medium bowl until sugar dissolves.
- Beat egg mixture into chocolate until smooth.
- Beat in flour.
- Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 450 degrees.
- Spray muffin papers with vegetable cooking spray. Divide batter among muffin cups.
- For Souffle texture, bake for about 8-10 minutes.
- For Lava/Molten cake, remove cakes from oven as soon as the batter begins to puff to make sure center is not set.
- To remove the cakes without them being fallen apart, place a large plate over the muffin tins and flip over quickly.
- Serve immediately.