Molten Chocolate Cakes

Wow - a company-worthy, ooey, gooey chocolate dessert is a snap to make!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Unsweetened baking cocoa
6
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3
whole eggs
3
egg yolks
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour*
Additional powdered sugar, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Grease bottoms and sides of six (6-oz) custard cups with shortening; dust with cocoa. In 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool slightly.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat whole eggs and egg yolks with wire whisk or eggbeater until well blended. Beat in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Beat in melted chocolate mixture and flour. Divide batter evenly among custard cups. Place cups on cookie sheet with sides.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until sides are set and centers are still soft (tops will be puffed and cracked). Let stand 3 minutes. Run small knife or metal spatula along sides of cakes to loosen. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over each cup; turn plate and cup over. Remove cup. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar. Garnish with kumquats. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Be sure to grease the custard cups with shortening and dust the cups with cocoa. Baking the cakes at the correct oven temperature for the right time are critical to the success of this recipe. If the centers are too cakelike in texture, bake a few minutes less the next time; if they’re too soft, bake a minute or two longer.

To make ahead, pour the batter 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.

Do not use self-rising flour.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
485
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Cholesterol
160mg
160%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.