Mocha Chocolate Pots

December 18, 2007 | 45 Comments

We were inspired by this recipe. We omitted the egg, to end up with a delicious ganache-like concoction that takes all of 2 minutes to prepare.

These are a lot quicker and a lot more fattening than our regular chocolate pudding. And equally good for the soul.

A little goes a long way. We serve these in espresso cups or Japanese teacups.

Basic formula per person
1 ounce chocolate, chopped
sugar to taste (we use 1 tsp)
2 tbsps heavy cream
1/2 tsp booze of choice – optional, but recommended
**we like Cognac, Grand Marnier, Bailey’s Irish Cream, or Tia Maria
flavouring of choice

Depending on the quality and type of the chocolate, you may need to adjust the quantity of cream.


Serves 4

4 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
sugar or agave nectar to taste (we used 1 tbsp)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsps Tia Maria coffee liqueur
1 tsp instant coffee granules
chopped crystallised ginger to garnish

Heat the cream to near-boiling in a microwave. Add the coffee granules, sugar and booze. Stir until smooth and blended.

Add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. If you still have granules of stuff, pop it back in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.

Chill, covered with plastic wrap, for an hour or two.

Garnished with chopped crystallised ginger.

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  1. Mansi says:

    wow guys!! I am more hooked to your pretty chinese cups and twirled spoons!! the chocolate looks inviting too, of course, and I’ll go for the Grand Marnier:) crystallised ginger topping!! now that’s something totally new to me:D

    and what is this??? am I really the first one to comment here??!!!

  2. Altoid says:

    Bah! Me no like chocolate! :notlisten

    you don’t have to like chocolate to enjoy this. liking coffee and booze will do. :)

  3. sunita says:

    I ditto Mansi…the cups and spoons are sooo very cute…and chocolate? I’m hooked already :D ..I made something chocolatey as well today :)

  4. sagari says:

    beautiful pics bee and cups look so good

  5. Revathi says:

    Pretty pretty pretty… hmm i dont see heavy cream used in your recipes.. Crystallized ginger have been cut so carefully… the cups looks so delish !!!!

  6. shilpa says:

    Like everyone else, me too liked the cups, spoon and also the neat pleats on the cloth :) . Very beautiful pics

  7. Siri says:

    Awesome pic esp the third one.. :yes:

    ~ Siri :embarrass

  8. richa says:

    2 mins…. i’m game :D

  9. Hi J and B, Love chocolate with booze(;-). We have tagged you for “5 Things Meme.” Please participate if you like.

    Happy Holidays!! See you in 2008.


  10. sugarlaws says:

    yum! i just made ganache for the first time last night, for truffles! i was amazed at how easy it was this sounds SO decadent. and it looks amazing!

  11. Ramya says:

    This ones so cool!!!! My hubby is a coffee lover. He’ll enjoi this one… Thanx for the recipe! Lovely pictures, like always :)

  12. Anita says:

    Um ummmm…I am getting closer to using that bar of chocolate that I have been saving for something special…

  13. valli says:

    I just love the pictures

  14. mallugirl says:

    why ginger with chocolate? looks luscious! is bittersweet the same as semi sweet? have u tried the espresso dark chocolate from ghiradelli?

    have you tried the ginger chocolate from thornton’s or scharffenberger? awesome.

    i don’t like anything ghirardelli. bittersweet and semisweet have different cocoa contents. it differs from brand to brand, but semisweet usually has about 40%. bittersweet has close to 60% cocoa solids. brands like ghirardelli have very milky and sweet chocolate. even their bittersweet is too sweet and milky for me. – b.

  15. Priya says:

    Chocolate is the only thing I am seeing these days ! I have stopped going to the stores just to avoid a chocolate explosion in my apt !! The cups look beautiful…how do you guys manage such a huge and varied collection of cutlery :hmm:

  16. Coffee says:

    ek se mera kya hoga? ;;)

  17. Namratha says:

    Totally adore the cups…. :) Mocha looks delicious too.

  18. Coffee says:

    BTW… where do you get all these fonts for your photoshop?

    they are free fonts from the internet. – b.

  19. Nags says:

    ahhhhh. nice and antique looking pics. i was about to consider making it when i saw heavy cream and liquer in the recipe. i am too lazy to go about getting these ingredients!

  20. Suganya says:

    I made something very similar to this. I hope I will get around posting it.

  21. lakshmi says:

    you’ve lead to a neat idea – truffles with a ginger core.

  22. Meeta says:

    Your sweet sin is killing me – simply gorgeous and it reminds me that I have not made anything REALLY chocolatey in a while – can you believe that? I love these pictures too!

  23. rachel says:

    Lovely japanese cups!!! :)

  24. Anjali says:

    I love crystalised ginger and I had posted about chocolate ginger roches. This combo is special. Even warm fudge would be heart warming

  25. Johanna says:

    I’d probably omit the coffee granules but love the look of the chocolate pots for sheer indulgence – and I absolutely love your green plate

  26. dhanggit says:

    oh my dear, i dont know how you do it, but you always find the way to “titilate” my six senses :D a sip of this chocolate will make my day :bow:

  27. Jayashree says:

    Not a big chocolate fan….but i love those spoons in the pic.

  28. Aparna says:

    Aahhh! Chocolate!! I don’t need to say anything more.

  29. Happy Cook says:

    Looks delicious and that is not fair teasing us with a empty pot which i am sure you enjoyed.

  30. Rajitha says:

    lovely pudding..but am in love with the spoons….where did you guys get it from..if you do not mind me asking :embarrass

    we got them as a gift.

  31. bindiya says:

    Thanks so much for this sinfully delicious entry!, loved it!!! :D

  32. rina says:

    Enjoyed the cups and the pictures :yes:

  33. Asha says:

    Beautiful photos and love the pots. Not a fan of chocolate myself but my kids would lick those bowls clean!:D

  34. Altoid says:


    You’ve “bee”n honorably mentioned :D . Stop over when you can!

    Happy Holidays!

  35. shankari says:

    Happy Holidays Bee! Beautiful picture..I love the plate, the spoon and the choclate ofcourse…U must have a lot of patience!

  36. Laavanya says:

    These look too pretty… as if the recipe wasn’t tempting enough the cups and spoons are a delight to look at.

  37. Cynthia says:

    Sultry, sexy, smooth… yes, I talking about the mocha chocolate pots :love:

  38. enjay says:

    Sexy stuff..I’m going to try serving it warm, like a nouveau riche hot chocolate!

  39. nandita says:

    Cannot take eyes off the designs on the plate and cup in the 1st pic – is it metal or ceramic? The pudding looks too good – just looking at it made me very happy -will try it soon guys – hope you enjoying the holiday cheer around you…been a long time since I was here – on my feeble net connection, your site with lovely pics takes ages to load and hence not able to come around as frequently as i’d like :huh:
    Enjoyed this thoroughly as well as your mirchi ka saalan, will try it soon!

    dear nandita, those are cast iron Japanese teacups with an enamel coating inside. the plate is cast iron. it is a trivet for the teapot. good to see you around. – b.

  40. Miri says:

    2 minutes to sin! :) Really creamy and delicous looking pots….sultry and sexy is right Cynthia!

    Love the photos and the care you have lavished on the background and planning it – it shows in every pic!

  41. manju says:

    Fantastic — this is basically a liquid truffle. How decadent! I had a hot chocolate in Bologna (IT) that tasted like these look — molten chocolate. Always wondered how they did that, and now I will try your unbelievable recipe and see if you’ve unlocked the mystery.

    BTW, made your vegan war cake after soaking fruit only 3 days, but used the soaking liquid to drench the cake afterwards and now have it wrapped tight in fridge to sample on New Year”s Eve. Can’t wait!

  42. These look gorgeous…I have done the same omitting eggs and I feel like I am not missing anything. Lovely photos here, too!…Have a Happy New Year!

  43. kribha says:

    Just gorgeous. I don’t drink coffee. Not that I don’t like the taste. Infact I love coffee bite chocolates that we get in India. But these cups are to die for. I’m a chocoholic and I’ll gladly take this cup even though it has coffee in it. Your spoons rock. Where did you get it?

    We got the spoons at TJ Maxx.

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