Chocolate Cakes With Liquid Centers

Chocolate Cakes With Liquid CentersPhotographed by Erik RankNothing says 'I love you' like this rich chocolate delight.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 squares bittersweet chocolate (1 ounce each)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all purpose flour

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 450°F; butter and flour four 4-ounce ramekins.

  • 2

    In top half of double boiler set over simmering water, heat butter and chocolate until chocolate is almost melted.

  • 3

    Beat eggs, yolks and sugar until light colored and thick.

  • 4

    Mix chocolate and butter, and slowly pour into egg mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in flour until just combined.

  • 5

    Pour batter into molds and bake for 6 to 7 minutes. Cake centers will be quite soft. Invert molds on plates. Let sit 15 seconds. Unmold. Serve immediately with whipped cream.

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