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Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 02, 2023
I doctored up a recipe I found in the newspaper years ago. When you see the gooey chocolate dripping out, you know you're in for an awesome dessert. —Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small heavy saucepan, heat butter and chocolate over low heat until blended, stirring constantly; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add eggs, egg yolks, sugar, extract and salt to chocolate mixture; mix well. Stir in flour. Pour into four greased 6-oz. custard cups or ramekins.
  3. Place custard cups on a baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° and edges of cakes are set.
  4. Remove from oven; let stand 1 minute. Run a knife around sides of cakes; remove to dessert plates. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 509 calories, 40g fat (22g saturated fat), 268mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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