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Mmmmm, Molten Cakes

The only thing better than curling up with a soothing bowl of soup at this time of year, is curling up with a gooey, chocolate dessert. These little individual cakes aren't your ordinary molten cakes, they are filled with a surprise — marshmallows! The recipe is simple to make and oh-so-delicious. To see how it's done,

Chocolate Marshmallow Molten Cakes
From Sunset magazine

1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 large marshmallows
Powdered sugar (optional)

  1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over very low heat, stir chocolate chips and butter until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour.
  2. Fill six buttered, floured ramekins (1/2-cup capacity; see notes) about halfway. Press a marshmallow into the center of the batter in each ramekin. Spoon remaining batter equally over marshmallows, completely covering.
  3. Bake in the center of a 350° regular or 325° convection oven until tops are puffed up and crackly, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes, then run a knife along inside of ramekins and invert to release cakes.
  4. Place right side up on plates. Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

Serves 6.

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tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
bellechic bellechic 9 years
i think you can fill it with chocolate if you don't like marshmallows.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
parrotthead I'm hoping to try it this weekend. Anyone think Fluff would work?? That is if you know what Fluff is. ;)
parrotthead parrotthead 9 years
Molten cakes are always so surprisingly easy to make and so impressive! I can't wait to try this one with marshmallows.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
C'mon Country Betty you can make room. ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I want. I want.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 9 years
The cakes look soooo good!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm drooling over here...
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
michichan michichan 9 years
Oh wow, mamaseacat-peanut butter would be perfect!
michichan michichan 9 years
marshmallows? Oh my! How melty do those get?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
yummy yummy yummy
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
Mmmm is right! but um no more sweets for me thank you.
cerrvantes cerrvantes 9 years
this looks unbelievable
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
So that's how those are made! I'm not a big marshmallow fan. I'm sure I can easily substitute the filling for more chocolate or peanut butter or caramel. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Fidgit Fidgit 9 years
Anyone know if you have to use ramekins or would a regular muffin pan suffice? I have very limited space in my kitchen and am trying to not buy too many kitchen extras for now.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Holy Moley, I'm in love...YUM!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
OMG. YUM! Looks so delicious. And I just swore off chocolate til Christmas. Stupid bet. Grrr. :-( Mmmm I wonder if you could put caramel in the center. . .
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
YUM-O! Gimme, gimme, gimme some.
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 9 years
Looks yummy, but what other possible fillings I can use for people who aren't fond of marshmallows?
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Oh. My. God! :JAWDROP:
Average-Jane Average-Jane 9 years
I happen to have an office awesome enough to have chocolate day, and this was my delicacy. Warning: Don't skimp on the butter/flour combo in the ramekins, and don't attempt to be super slick and make lots of little ones either. The problem I ran into was that the marshmallows kind of, well, disintegrated leaving a big vacuous hole in the middle of an otherwise darn tasty cupcake. Granted, I am a novice in the baking world, so I think this was a big ambitious. But let me tell you, the cracklins I was left with after my brownies imploded were really, REALLY, good.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Ummm can you say YUUUUM :feedme:
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