Molten Chocolate Cakes

Makes 6 servings (1 cake per serving)

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup chopped good quality dark chocolate + 6 tsp (not chopped)
  • powdered sugar to garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl mash bananas. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla and whisk well until mixture is frothy. Set aside.
  3. Combine butter and chocolate in a glass bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water. Do not allow water to touch bowl. Stir mixture until chocolate is almost fully melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Slowly pour melted chocolate mixture into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Gently fold in flour mixture. Pour into 6 greased ramekins.
  5. Place 1 tsp chocolate into the centre of the batter in each ramekin, gently pressing chocolate so that it is fully immersed in the batter.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400°F and allow the cakes to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before baking. Bake for 13 minutes.
  8. Run a knife around the sides of the cakes to loosen them. Carefully invert ramekins onto serving plates to remove cakes and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

Nutritional analysis per serving: 351 calories, 15 g fat, 9 g protein, 53 g carbohydrate (47 g available carbohydrate), 6 g fibre, 266 mg sodium

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