Saturday, March 18, 2006

Molten Marshmallow-Chocolate Cakes

This is a recipe kids will have fun helping you prepare. Be careful to not overcook these or the hidden marshmallow surprise will “disintegrate”.

Molten Marshmallow-Chocolate Cakes

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)

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. Fill six buttered, floured ramekins (1/2 cup capacity) or muffin pans (1/2 cup capacity) about halfway. Press a marshmallow into the center of the batter in each ramekin. Spoon remaining batter equally over marshmallows, completely covering. Bake in the center of a 350 degree regular or 325 convection oven until tops are puffed up and crackly, 12-15 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes, then run a knife along inside of ramekins and invert to release cakes. Place right side up on plates. Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm.


Queen Scarlett said...

This sounds so good - um... do want to come visit anytime soon? ;-) Open invite. heheh

Holli said...

These do sound good. It's a rainy day...I think we'll go try these right now!

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this