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A Light and Tasty Valentine’s Day Dessert

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A Light and Tasty Valentine’s Day Dessert

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Visions of chocolate, candy hearts and roses are dancing through the air. If you are like me, a sweet treat is necessary every now and again. Here’s a decadent little dessert from Taste of Home that promises to satisfy your chocolate craving without derailing your work at the studio.

Warm Chocolate Melting Cups

Light Valentine's Day Dessert

Warm Chocolate Melting Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Total Time: Prep: 20 min.    Bake: 20 min.


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, flour and salt. Gradually stir in water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the chocolate chips, coffee and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat eggs and egg white until slightly thickened. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  3. Transfer to ten 4-oz. ramekins coated with cooking spray. Place ramekins in a baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or just until centers are set. Garnish with strawberries if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 197 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


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