Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
12 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
6 servings

Enjoy these delicious molten cakes with a deep, rich chocolate center. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream for a truly elegant dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, divided
  • 2 bars (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 425° F. Generously butter six 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with two tablespoons 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 extract in large mixer bowl until thick and pale yellow, about 8 minutes. Fold 1/3 of chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate mixture and flour until well blended. Divide batter evenly among prepared ramekins. Place on baking sheet.

BAKE for 12 to 13 minutes or until sides are set and 1-inch centers move slightly when 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.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/6 servings of recipe
  • Calories 550
  • Calories from Fat 400

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 45g 69%
  • Saturated Fat 26g 130%
  • Cholesterol 280mg 93%
  • Sodium 230mg 10%
  • Carbohydrates 36g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 29g
  • Protein 8g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 4%

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