Spear pieces of fruit or squares of pound cake to dip into this rich warm chocolate sauce. There’s a nice contrast between cool fruit and warm sauce with every bite–and for a nip of brandy or rum see our tip below.
For an extra jolt of flavour, place 2 tablespoons (30 mL) brandy, rum or Irish cream liqueur into a measuring cup. Add enough hot espresso or strong coffee to bring the level up to 1/2 cup (125 mL), then use in recipe.
Dissolve sugar in hot espresso or strong coffee in a 4-cup (1-L) measure. Add chocolate pieces and butter. Microwave, uncovered and stirring twice, on medium-high power until hot and mixture is smooth, from 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla.