Love chocolate? You'll find a hot, flowing chocolate center that oozes decadence when you fork into these gems.
ounces semisweet or bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
cups powdered sugar
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Additional powdered sugar, if desired
can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling, if desired
Heat oven to 450ºF. Grease bottom and side of six 6-ounce custard cups with shortening. In 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs and egg yolks with wire whisk or hand beater until well blended. Beat in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Beat in melted chocolate mixture and flour. Divide batter evenly among custard cups.
Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until sides are set and cakes feel soft when touched in center. Run small knife or metal spatula along sides of cakes to loosen. Immediately turn upside down onto individual plates; remove cups. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar. Top with pie filling. Serve warm.
Oven temperature and baking time are critical to the success of the recipe. Be sure to check at the minimum bake time. If the cakes are too soft or do not hold their shape, bake a minute or two longer. If the centers are too cakelike in texture, bake a few minutes less next time.
Make the batter a day ahead and pour into custard cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours. You may need to bake the cakes 1 to 2 minutes longer
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.