- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Serves: 4
- 4 ounces (115g) high-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Cooking spray or butter, for greasing
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Fresh berries
- Whipped cream
- Vanilla ice cream
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Grease four 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray or butter.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate and unsalted butter together. You can microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth. Alternatively, you can melt them together using a double boiler on the stove.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour and powdered sugar.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs, egg yolks, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
- Slowly add the melted chocolate and butter mixture to the egg mixture, stirring constantly until smooth.
- Gently fold the flour and powdered sugar mixture into the chocolate mixture until no streaks remain, being careful not to overmix.
- Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins or custard cups.
- Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. The cakes are done when the edges are set, but the center is still slightly soft.
- Remove the molten chocolate cakes from the oven and let them cool for a minute.
- Carefully run a knife around the edge of each cake to loosen it, then invert the cakes onto serving plates.
- Dust with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh berries, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream if desired.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy the warm, gooey center of your homemade Molten Chocolate Cakes!
Nutrition Facts (per serving, without optional garnishes):
- Calories: 475
- Total Fat: 38g
- Saturated Fat: 23g
- Cholesterol: 231mg
- Sodium: 60mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 28g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 19g
- Protein: 7g
Please note that the nutrition facts provided are approximate and can vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.