These rich chocolate cakes have a soft center that partners well with the caramel topping. For the best texture, don't overbake the cakes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter four 6-ounce ramekins, then coat lightly with sugar, tapping out excess. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Microwave until melted, about 1 minute; stir until smooth. (Or melt mixture in a heatproof bowl set over, not in, a pan of simmering water.)

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, yolks, flour, and salt; add chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Fill each ramekin three-quarters full with batter; place on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate 15 minutes.

  • Bake until center of a cake is soft but not wet when pressed, 27 to 30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Serve cakes warm, topped with caramel and whipped cream.

Cook's Notes

Lightly coating the ramekins with sugar helps the cakes rise as they bake and makes them easy to unmold before serving, if you like.

Reviews (6)

242 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 65
  • 2 star values: 27
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2018
As I love all things chocolate, and Martha’s recipes are so reliable. I know the food will turn out great, and this one is always a favorite!
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2017
Why don't you give a recipe for caramel sauce with this recipe? Not everyone buys caramel sauce from a store. I prefer to make as much as possible of what we eat.
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01/19/2015
i want to take this amazing post and post it on my blog thank you
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
Hmmm Nice! so nice
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2013
Such an easy recipe! I usually put together the batter and divide it into the ramekins before dinner is made and I keep them in the refrigerator until I'm ready to bake them. I've also used 4 oz ramekins to make 6 servings. Be sure to bake them for less time, probably around 22-24 minutes. Adding the caramel sauce and whipped cream makes these absolutely decadent. I always get rave reviews when I make these!
Rating: Unrated
02/26/2011
Please print the whole recipe. I just saw this segment on TV today and cannot see the entire recipe. I know there are words and ingredients left out. Help!
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