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If you prefer a more soufflé-like cake, add all of the chocolate into the egg mixture during step 3. Using a high-quality chocolate makes all the difference.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2014

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
2 hrs
Yield:
Serves 10 (serving size: 1 cake)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine butter, oil, and chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water until chocolate almost fully melts, stirring gently with a spatula. Remove top of double boiler; stir until chocolate fully melts.

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  • Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir well with a whisk.

  • Place granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Set aside 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate mixture. Gradually pour remaining chocolate mixture in a thin stream over egg mixture, beating at medium speed. Gently fold flour mixture into egg mixture. Divide batter evenly among 10 (5-ounce) ramekins coated with baking spray. Working with 1 ramekin at a time, spoon 3/4 teaspoon reserved chocolate mixture into center, pushing teaspoon toward center of batter. Repeat with remaining ramekins and chocolate mixture. Arrange ramekins on a jelly-roll pan. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Let ramekins stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Uncover and bake at 400° for 13 minutes or until cakes are puffy and slightly crusty on top (centers will not be set). Place a dessert plate on top of ramekin. Using a dry kitchen towel to steady ramekin, invert each cake onto plate. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; fat 11.8g; saturated fat 5.1g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 65mg; iron 2mg; sodium 135mg; calcium 71mg.
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