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HOT CHOCOLATE CAKE
from "Real Simple® magazine"

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes

makes 8 servings
 Real Simple® magazine
INGREDIENTS (CLICK TO BUY)

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for coating
10 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
4 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for dusting
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 cup mini marshmallows

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PREPARATION

Heat oven to 375° F. Generously butter, flour, and sugar eight 6-ounce ramekins or ovenproof coffee cups or mugs, tapping out any excess coatings. Wipe the rims clean and place on a baking sheet. Place the butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (the bowl should not touch the water). Heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter and chocolate are melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the eggs, egg yolk, vanilla, salt, and sugar until the mixture doubles in volume, about 5 minutes; set aside. Stir the flour into the chocolate mixture. With the mixer on low, slowly add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Fill each ramekin or cup with batter until it's 1/2 inch from the rim. Bake until the cakes puff and crack on the surface but are still slightly liquid in the center, 13 to 17 minutes, depending on the size of the cups. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with the marshmallows. Return to oven until the marshmallows begin to crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tip: You could make a single hot chocolate cake instead of individual ones. To do this, you'll need a 10-inch springform pan and enough regular-size marshmallows to cover the surface. You'll also need to increase the initial baking time to 22 to 25 minutes or, if you prefer a more gooey center, to 17 to 20 minutes.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 383(61% from fat); FAT 26g (sat 15g); SUGAR 30g; PROTEIN 6g; CHOLESTEROL 152mg; SODIUM 97mg; FIBER 3g; CARBOHYDRATE 38g


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  Scharffen Berger Semisweet 62% Chocolate Bar - $4.69/ea plus tax
 3oz
 
  Alderfer Eggs Grade A Large Organic Eggs
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  Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
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  Breakstone's All-Natural Unsalted Butter - $3.99/ea
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  Spice Select Pure Vanilla Extract - $8.99/ea
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  Morton Coarse Kosher Salt
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  Domino Granulated White Sugar - $2.79/ea
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  Gold Medal All Purpose Enriched Bleached Pre-Sifted Flour - $2.09/ea
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