Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mini Flourless Espresso Chocolate Cupcakes

For you chocolate lovers, this is the best chocolate rush in a mini cupcake that I have ever eaten. The cupcake is so rich and moist that you will be happy to eat just one or two. Every once in awhile it is ok to indulge in your favorite decadent dessert. Of course, mine is the magical force of chocolate. Those times I just satisfy my sweet tooth and then I get back on track with healthy eating the next day. If you like chocolate, you have to try this easy recipe!


4 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 stick unsalted butter
2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons espresso instant powder , intensifies the flavor of
         chocolate without adding fat
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 (12 cup mini muffin tins) with cooking spray.

Combine chocolate and butter in a microwave safe glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir until melted. Whisk in sugar, vanilla extract and espresso powder. Whisk in eggs until well combined. Sift cocoa over top and whisk until smooth.

Divide batter among prepared pans and bake until cakes have risen. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes. Carefully remove cakes and cool on rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Enjoy!