Homemade Chocolate Wafer Cups

Chocolate Wafer Cups

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Homemade chocolate wafer cups are fun, easy and make a super impressive dessert! These make ahead treats are essentially mini chocolate bowls that can be filled with a variety of fillings like ice cream, whipped cream, pudding, custard or fruit.


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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate, good quality (I use Lindt Chocolate), melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Trace 5 inch circles onto the parchment paper and flip the paper over so the pencil side is facing down, set aside.
  3. Set out small glasses or bowls that you can use to shape your wafers (I used small Moroccan tea cups).
  4. In a mixing bowl combine sugar, flour and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add egg whites and melted butter, whisk until smooth and well incorporated.
  6. Drop approx. 2 teaspoons of mixture onto a prepared cookie sheet inside each circle. Using an off-set spatula spread the batter out evenly inside each circle.
  7. Bake for 5-6 minutes, watching carefully as they burn fast.
  8. Once baked, let the wafers sit for approx. 30 seconds. Then working quickly and carefully remove them from the baking sheet one at a time and place top side down on top of your prepared glasses (make sure your glasses are upside down). Mold to give wavy edges and be very gentle (if the chocolate cup cracks, gently press together with your fingers). Let chocolate wafers stand until firm, approx. 5 minutes.
  9. Continue until all the chocolate wafers have been baked.
  10. Make your chocolate coating. To make your chocolate coating melt chocolate in a small heat safe bowl. Using a pastry brush, coat the inside of the cup leaving about half to one inch from the edges.
  11. Let cups air dry or refrigerate for 20 minutes until the coating is set.


Store chocolate cups in an airtight container or a tin at room temperature for up to 3 weeks or freeze chocolate wafer cups for up to two months.


Keywords: Chocolate, Wafers, Cups, Bowl

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