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molten chocolate cake

molten chocolate cake

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Ingredients

Recipe serves: 6
8 tablespoons (1 stick, 113 grams) unsalted butter
6 ounces (140 grams) bittersweet chocolate, preferably Valrhona
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
2 tablespoons of plain flour
pinch of salt
garnish
grating of chocolate, or sprinkle of cocoa powder
colored garnish of fresh mint or seasonal berries
equipment
4- 6 ounce (about 177ml) ramekins
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molten chocolate cake
  • time
    45 minutes
  • serves
    6
  • skill level
    Easy

Ingredients

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Directions

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Preheat the oven to 450°. Butter and lightly flour four 6-ounce ramekins. Tap out the excess flour. Set the ramekins on a baking sheet.

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In a double boiler (or heatproof bowl over saucepan) over simmering water, melt the butter with the chocolate.

3
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In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the egg yolks, sugar and salt at high speed until thickened and pale.

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Whisk the chocolate until smooth. Quickly fold it into the egg mixture along with the flour.

5
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Spoon the batter into the prepared ramekins and bake for 12 minutes, or until the sides of the cakes are firm but the centers are soft.

6
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Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 1 minute, then cover each with an inverted dessert plate. Carefully turn each one over, let stand for 10 seconds and then unmold.

7
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Serve immediately with a dusting of chocolate or cocoa powder and a colorful piece of mint or a berry (in season).