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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Category: Dessert
Description:

Warm things up for your kids this Valentine's Day with this classic intensely chocolate dessert that's sure to have your family drooling! Read more about it in the MetroParent.com Crumbs blog.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes baking
Number of Servings: 4
Ingredients: 8 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. flour
4 oz. chocolate (bittersweet is best but semi-sweet works too)
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1/4 sugar
1/2 tsp. espresso powder (optional)
Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Lightly coat four 4 oz. ramekins with baking spray. Then, place a small amount of flour in each one and make sure that the flour then coats the inside of the ramekin completely. Alternatively, you can use a muffin tin, but follow the same process.

3. In a glass measuring cup or bowl, melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave (I usually set it for 60 seconds and then stir vigorously).

4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the eggs and egg yolks on high for around three minutes or until they start to become thick.

5. Add the sugar into the eggs and continue beating about three more minutes (the mixture will lighten slightly in color).

6. Blend the eggs into the cooled chocolate mixture. Beat for about two more minutes.

7. Place the ramekins on a cookie sheet.

8. Pour equal parts of the chocolate mixture into each of the ramekins.

9. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the chocolate barely jiggles on the center portion of each ramekin.

10. Remove from the oven. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

11. At this point, you can either serve the chocolate cakes in the ramekins, or run a kitchen knife around the outside and invert onto a plate. You can also place the ramekins in the refrigerator and serve later cold or reheat for 10 seconds and then serve topped with whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder.

Warning: These are rich!


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