California Raisin Espresso Lava Cake

Submitted by: Michael Jackson

Chocolate and espresso - heaven in a cake with California raisins.
  • Yields 8 individual cakes
  • Details


    • 7 ounce semisweet chocolate
    • 7 ounce (1 cup) butter, melted
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 4 whole eggs
    • 7 ounce (2 cups) powdered sugar
    • 3 1/2 ounce (1 cup) cake flour
    • 1 cup California raisins
    • 1 fluid ounce (2 tablespoons) Kahlua liqueur
    • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
    • 1 teaspoon coffee extract


    Butter and flour eight 4-ounce molds; set aside.

    Melt chocolate with butter in top of double boiler over hot not boiling water. Lightly whisk egg yolks and whole eggs together; set aside until warmed to room temperature. Sift powdered sugar and flour together; reserve. Very slowly and carefully, whisk eggs into butter-chocolate mixture. Stir in flour and powdered sugar; mix just until combined. Then, fold in raisins, Kahlua, espresso and coffee extract with a rubber spatula. Divide and pour into prepared molds and chill for 1 hour.

    At serving time, preheat oven to 375°F and bake cakes for 12 to 15 minutes until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert onto serving plate while still hot and dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm with your favorite ice cream.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 580 (49% from fat); Total Fat 33g (sat 19g, mono 10g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 265mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 67g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 54g; ); Iron 3mg; Sodium 250mg; Calcium 47mg; Potassium 304mg

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