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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day is about love…and love of chocolate.  I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post.  What better way to re-start my blogging than with chocolate!  In honor of the holiday, I made these super easy molten chocolate cakes (originally a Martha Stewart recipe).  If you’re short on time and still want a lovely dessert for your Valentine, these are easy, have few ingredients and come together quickly.  So, whether you’re celebrating love with spouse, partner, family, friends or yourself, love who you’re with and celebrate with some chocolate!

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Super Easy Molten Chocolate Cakes

  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for muffin tins
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for muffin tins
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  • Whipped cream or ice cream, for serving

 

1.  Preheat oven to 400°F.  Butter 8 cups of your muffin tin.  Make sure there are no globs of butter in the cup, because it will make your cake mushy.  Spoon some granulated sugar into each cup, swirling to make sure the cup is completely lined.

2.  Next, cream the butter and granulated sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time, incorporating them into the butter after each addition.  Beat in flour and salt on low speed until combined.  Then add in the molten chocolate, and beat until combined. 

3.  Divide the batter among the muffin tins using a 1/4 cup measure, or until 3/4 full.  These will rise some, so make sure you leave extra room.

4.  Put the tin into the heated oven and bake until the middle of the cakes no longer jiggle, about 8-12 minutes.  Make sure you don’t overcook!  Remove the tin from the oven, and let sit for 10 minutes before turning the cakes out.

5.  Place them wide side down onto a plate, dust with confectioner’s sugar, and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Enjoy!

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