Chocolate Decadence

Chocolate Decadence Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 8 teaspoons semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly coat 4 (2-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray, and sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon sugar into each of the ramekins, shaking and turning to coat. Set prepared ramekins aside.

Combine 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, milk, and cocoa in a small saucepan, stirring well with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add the butter and 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate. Stir until the chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cool chocolate mixture 10 minutes.

Add flour, vanilla, salt, and egg white to chocolate mixture, stirring with a whisk just until blended. Spoon 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture into each prepared ramekin, and top each with 2 teaspoons chocolate chips. Divide the remaining chocolate mixture evenly among ramekins, spreading to cover the chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until barely set. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto dessert plates. Serve warm.

    This rich and indulgent chocolate dessert is sure to satisfy the craziest of chocoholics. 
  • Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 315
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 31%
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 5.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.8g
Protein per serving: 4.1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 52.1g
Fiber per serving: 1.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 13.4mg
Iron per serving: 2.2mg
Sodium per serving: 140mg
Calcium per serving: 27mg

Good to Know

With less fat and only about a quarter of the cholesterol of a slice of classic chocolate cake, these antioxidant-rich chocolaty treats are best served warm.