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Skill Level: Advanced Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • FROZEN CHOCOLATE (recipe follows)
  • 2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • MOCHA CREAM (recipe follows)
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare FROZEN CHOCOLATE.
  2. Heat oven to 425°F. Butter sides and bottom of four (6-oz.) ramekins. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Dissolve instant coffee in water; set aside. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; set aside.
  4. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Set aside 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; gradually beat in remaining granulated sugar, vanilla and dissolved coffee, beating thoroughly.
  5. Separate egg yolks from the egg whites. One at a time, add egg yolks to butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
  6. In separate bowl, beat egg whites at low speed until frothy. Gradually increasing to high speed, beat the whites until soft peaks start to form. Add remaining tablespoon granulated sugar, one teaspoon at a time, beating until stiff, shiny peaks form.
  7. Fold one third of the cocoa mixture and one-third of the egg whites into the butter mixture. One half at a time, gently fold remaining cocoa mixture and egg whites into mixture.
  8. Spoon about 2/3 cup batter into each ramekin. Place heaping teaspoon FROZEN CHOCOLATE mixture on center of each batter-filled ramekin. Spoon about 1/4 cup of remaining batter over FROZEN CHOCOLATE making sure to cover completely.
  9. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until tops have started to crack.
  10. 1 While cakes are baking, reheat remaining FROZEN CHOCOLATE and make MOCHA CREAM.
  11. 1 To serve, carefully invert cake onto large dinner plate. Spoon MOCHA CREAM around base of cake; dust with powdered sugar. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately with the warmed chocolate sauce. 4 individual (6-oz.) cakes.
  12. FROZEN CHOCOLATE
  13. 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips
  14. 1 teaspoon powdered instant coffee
  15. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  16. 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  17. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  18. Place chocolate chips and instant coffee in medium mixing bowl. Stir together cream and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour hot cream over chocolate, let stand 30 seconds; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into shallow bowl or dish. Cool slightly. Freeze at least 3 to 4 hours (mixture will not freeze completely).
  19. MOCHA CREAM
  20. 1 cup (1/2 pt.) whipping cream
  21. 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  22. 1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  23. 2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee
  24. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  25. Beat cream, powdered sugar, cocoa, instant coffee and vanilla in small mixer bowl until cream starts to thicken, but is still pourable. DO NOT OVERBEAT.