This rich, romantic, baked chocoholic dessert is frequently asked for by my catering clients. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
4 hrs 25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Butter six ramekins or custard cups. Melt chocolate and butter slowly: You can do this in a double boiler, over, not in, simmering water, or in microwave, stirring to prevent scorching. Stir until completely smooth.

  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer until frothy, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir vanilla and salt gently into beaten eggs. Fold half of egg mixture into chocolate mixture, mix well. Then fold remainder of egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Pour chocolate and egg mixture into prepared ramekins.

  • Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place ramekins on towel, inside roasting pan. Butter a piece of foil big enough to cover entire pan, and cover the ramekins, buttered side down. Place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake 5 minutes, then remove foil and bake 10 minutes more. Remove ramekins from water carefully. Let cool on wire rack for at least 3 hours. Cakes will firm up as they cool. Unmold each room-temperature ramekin onto a dessert plate, garnish and serve. Refrigerate unused portions.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 87.1mg 29% DV; sodium 214.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2007
This was a lovely dessert that my dinner guests really enjoyed. I was a little nervous about getting them out of the ramekins but they slid out no problem. They did seem a bit on the small side but they are so rich that they proved to be the perfect size. I garnished with strawberries and whipped cream and they looked very pretty when I served them. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
This recipe was pretty good. I made it twice Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve family dinners. Next time I would like to experiment with adding a couple tablespoons of flour and maybe a little coconut to give it a little more body. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2007
This was a lovely dessert that my dinner guests really enjoyed. I was a little nervous about getting them out of the ramekins but they slid out no problem. They did seem a bit on the small side but they are so rich that they proved to be the perfect size. I garnished with strawberries and whipped cream and they looked very pretty when I served them. Thanks. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
This is my first time ever writing a review but this recipe deserves it! The modification I made was to use dark chocolate chips and simply melted them in the hot butter over low heat on the stove top. I also put these in cupcake papers and baked them in a cupcake tin rather than ramikins still baking them in a water bath. They turned out perfectly!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
absolutley fabulous! Easy and so good! raseberries and whipped cream make a great garnish. I only yield 4. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
This recipe was pretty good. I made it twice Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve family dinners. Next time I would like to experiment with adding a couple tablespoons of flour and maybe a little coconut to give it a little more body. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2003
Try this for your holiday dinners and entertaining. It's guaranteed to be a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
One of the best desserts we have ever eaten. Try it for a special dinner or for the holidays. My grand kids loved it. Chocolate heaven! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2008
It was ok after cooling but after it was in the refrigerator it was fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
These were easy to make however when I tried to unmold them they stuck to the ramekins. I was planning to top them with fresh raspberries and whipped cream but my kids ate the raspberries before I could finish the dessert. I don't think I'll make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2005
This dessert is wonderful. I enjoy trying new recipes so I rarely make the same recipe over and over again but this is so good I can't stop making it. Its absolutly delicous. Smooth and chocolaty. Read More
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