Boca Negra (Black Mouth) Mini Cakes

Mexican chocolate cake has never tasted so good! Orange juice and adobo sauce add the perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavors to this Mexican cake recipe.

Boca Negra Mini Cakes
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • Butter

  • Sugar

  • 1 cup sugar

  • cup orange juice

  • 10 ounce 56- to 62-percent cacao baking chocolate, finely chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 recipe Sweet Crema

Sweet Crema

  • ¾ cup Mexican crema or sour cream

  • ¼ cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter insides of eight 4- to 5-ounce ramekins and lightly coat with sugar.

  2. In a medium saucepan combine the 1 cup sugar and the orange juice. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add chocolate and the 1/2 cup butter, stirring until melted. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in flour, adobo sauce, and salt.

  3. Place prepared ramekins in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Divide chocolate mixture evenly among ramekins. Place baking pan on oven rack. Pour enough boiling water into the baking pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is set (will not have a clean knife test). Using tongs, carefully remove ramekins from the water. Place on a wire rack; cool for 10 minutes. If desired, invert onto individual dessert plates. Serve warm with Sweet Crema.

Sweet Crema

  1. In a small bowl stir together Mexican crema or sour cream and sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
33g Fat
55g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Protein 6g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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