Feb 7, 2009

Minty Molten Cakes

I had a serious chocolate craving one night and had to have something right away. I wanted chocolate cake but that takes too long. I looked through my Everyday Food recipes and found this. I whipped them together quickly and enjoyed them. Yum! So good. And easy. And I never thought to make these in a muffin tin. Genius idea, Everyday Food. (Or whoever thought of it first. I'm sure it wasn't them.)

I didn't exactly have the right amount of chocolate, so I threw in some mint chips to bring it up to the right amount. I wouldn't want to lose out on any chocolate, now. These would be just as delish without mint.

Minty Molten Chocolate Cakes
Everyday Food

Serves 6

4 tablespoons 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 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
about 1 tbsp. mint chips
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Whipped Cream, for serving

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Generously butter 6 cups (My original magazine recipe said to butter 4 of the cups and used the same ingredients. It definitely could have made more then 4, but I don't know about 6. Keep this in mind.) of a standard muffin tin. Dust with granulated sugar, and tap out excess. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy.
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. With the mixer on low speed, beat in flour and salt until just combined.
6. Beat in chocolate until just combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
7. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet; bake just until tops of the cakes no longer jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken, 8 to 10 minutes.
8. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
9. To serve, turn out cakes, and place on serving plates, bottom sides up. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Rebecca said...

Yummy! Looks delish! I must say though Rachel, the x-mas plate definitely makes it more valentinish?? ;)

Rachel said...

It's a snowman plate! Perfect for the winter! ;) Even if it was almost 70 degrees today. I have a hard time letting go of winter.

Sophie said...

These are so cute, they'll definitely satisify the chocolate craving!

Sophie said...

These are so cute, they'll definitely satisify the chocolate craving!

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