Special Recipes

I know this week that we covered sugar and moderation for special occasions. Well this past week was a celebration, my grandmother’s birthday. Me and my mother (I know my mom in the kitchen?) set out to find her a healthier alternative sweet to celebrate. So here is what we made her:

Mocha Cups

  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup honey — mild flavor preferred
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee substitute
  • 8 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8-by-11-inch cake pan and set aside. Over low heat, melt butter with honey, cocoa powder, sea salt, vanilla and coffee substitute (if using). When ingredients are smooth and butter is melted, remove from heat. Lightly beat eggs in a mixing bowl. While whisking, add chocolate mixture. Mix until smooth. Pour into buttered cake pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Chill thoroughly. Cut and serve. She’s actually been eating them out of the freezer.


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