Dessert Recipes

Molten Chocolate Cherry Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cherry CakesCinnamon-spiced cherries make these gooey chocolate cakes even more irresistible. Refrigerate the extra sauce and…

Molten Chocolate Cherry Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cherry Cakes

Ingredients

1 package (12 ounces) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed, undrained 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1/4 cup cherry brandy 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup butter, cubed 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 large eggs, room temperature 6 large egg yolks, room temperature 6 tablespoons baking cocoa 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour Confectioners’ sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cut cherries in half; place cherries and their juices in a large saucepan.

Add 1/2 cup sugar, cherry brandy and cinnamon.

Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Using a slotted spoon, remove 1/4 cup cherries; chop and set aside.

In a double boiler or metal bowl over hot water, melt butter and chocolates; stir until smooth.

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In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg yolks and remaining sugar until thick and lemon-colored.

Beat in cocoa and flour until well blended.

Gradually beat in chocolate mixture.

Fold in chopped cherries.

Transfer to 6 greased 6-oz.

ramekins or custard cups.

Place ramekins on a baking sheet.

Bake until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160° and sides of cakes are set, 15-17 minutes.

Remove from oven and let stand 1 minute.

Run a knife around edges of ramekins; invert onto dessert plates.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Serve immediately with warm cherry sauce.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 616 calories, 41g fat (22g saturated fat), 371mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.

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