Molten Chocolate Cake

  in Desserts, Recipes

4 tablespoons butter, softened, plus more for muffin tins
1/3 cup cane sugar, plus more for muffin tins
3 large eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
Optional: vanilla ice cream, strawberries, raspberries, etc.

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Generously butter 6 cups of a standard muffin tin. Dust with sugar, and tap out excess. 
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Beat in flour and salt until just combined. Beat in chocolate until just combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake just until tops of the cakes no longer jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken, 8 to 10 minutes. (Don’t overbake!) Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
  4. To serve, turn out cakes and place on plates. Serve with vanilla ice cream and fruit, if desired.