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Molten Chocolate Cakes


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  • 2 tbsp plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 8 oz Nestle 62% Cacao bittersweet chocolate baking bars, broken into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • powdered sugar


Servings 6


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425. Generously butter six (6oz) ramekins or custard cups with 2 tbsp butter.

Stir 3/4 cup butter and chocolate in medium heavy duty saucepan over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until thick and pale yellow, about 8 minutes. Fold one third of chocolate mix itno egg mix. Fold in remaining chocolate mixture and flour until well blended . Divide batter evenly among prepared ramekins. Place on baking sheet.

Bake for 12-13 minutes or until sides are set and 1 inch center move slightly with shaken. Remove from oven to wire rack.

To serve:
Run a thin knife around top edge of cakes to loosen slightly; carefully invert onto serving plates. Lift ramekins off of cakes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.


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