FOOD

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pots

Satisfy your sweet tooth AND your salt tooth with these salted caramel chocolate pots. Oh, did I forget to mention the chocolate?

FOOD

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pots

Satisfy your sweet tooth AND your salt tooth with these salted caramel chocolate pots. Oh, did I forget to mention the chocolate?

Ingredients

Coffee Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee, almost boiling

Caramel Sauce & Ganache

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt, plus more for topping
  • For the ganache:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, almost boiling
  • To garnish:
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Chocolate-covered espresso beans

Steps

Coffee Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a sheet tray and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together coffee cake dry ingredients. In a separate large bowl, combine eggs, milk, oil and extract. Slowly whisk in hot coffee (very slowly to not cook the eggs). Add dry ingredients to the wet in three portions. Mix until everything is smooth and combined. Pour batter onto prepared sheet tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  3. To assemble the pots, depending on the size of your pots, cut cake round to fit in the bottom. Add a few tablespoons of the ganache and let set for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Add caramel sauce. Sprinkle each pot with flaky sea salt and chocolate-covered espresso beans. Enjoy!

Caramel Sauce & Ganache

  1. In a medium saucepan add sugar and water. Stir to combine. Turn heat to medium and let mixture cook for 6 minutes. Do not stir. You can swirl the pan around slightly to make sure the sugar is browning. After about 10 minutes the caramel color should be perfect. Turn off the heat.
  2. Carefully add the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up and might spit. Stir until caramel is smooth and cream is combined. Set aside.
  3. For the ganache, place chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Pour hot heavy cream over chocolate and stir until silky and smooth. Set aside.