What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Kona Coffee Molten Cake! Gerald and I spend some time on the tropical island of Kauai. While there we sip on freshly brewed coffee uniquely grown in the Hawaiian Islands. The taste is so richly smooth and delicious, I had to blend its flavor with dark chocolate. Each recipe is one serving, unless you share a bite. “Friends are the spice God adds to the cake of life!”
KONA COFFEE MOLTEN CAKE
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Dutch chocolate powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Kona brewed coffee*
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter**
Mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl. Add milk, oil, and coffee to the dry ingredients. Stir until smooth.
Pour batter into a tall microwave-safe mug. Make sure there is room at the top for the cake to rise. Drop the tablespoon of peanut butter in the center of the batter. Do not blend in. Bake in microwave on high for 1 minute. If it is not done, cook in additional 10-second intervals until done. Remove from microwave. BE CAREFUL. Enjoy the warm molten cake topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
*Any strong brewed coffee may be used. If you omit the coffee, substitute 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
**The creamy peanut butter may be omitted or substituted with a hazelnut spread or marshmallow creme.