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Decadent Dessert for Two

3 Comments | Written on February 9, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!  Nothing says, “I love you” like something homemade from the kitchen. This recipe is perfect because it is made just for two!

MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKES FOR TWO

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

Garnish:

Powdered sugar
Fresh raspberries or thinly sliced strawberries
Granulated sugar

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Place 2 cupcake liners into a standard-size muffin tin and spray liners with nonstick spray; set aside.  In a microwave safe dish or measuring up, place butter and chocolate chips.  Heat on high for 45 seconds.  Remove and stir vigorously to completely melt chips; return to microwave for a few seconds if they aren’t melting.  Stir vanilla into chocolate mixture; set aside.  In a medium mixing bowl place egg, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt.  Mix with a hand mixer or whisk for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.  Stir in melted chocolate mixture and blend.  Stir in flour just until blended.  Using a small rubber scraper or spoon, carefully pour mixture into each cup.  The cups will be filled right to the very top.  Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are firm but the middle is still soft.  Remove from oven and place on wire rack; cool cakes in the pan for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, carefully lift cakes out of muffin tin and slowly peel away the cake liner, being careful not to squeeze the cakes.  Gently flip cakes out onto small serving dishes and slowly peel away the liner.  Dust the cakes with powdered sugar.   Roll the raspberries or strawberries in a little granulated sugar to lightly coat.  Place the sugared berries on the top of the cakes plus scatter some around the plate.  Serve warm.

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3 Responses to “Decadent Dessert for Two”

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    Iris says:

    I cannot believe there aren’t more comments RAVING about this incredibly EASY recipe that uses ingredients you probably have on hand AND makes exactly two servings (no leftovers!) AND looks like something from a fancy bakery!!!!

    I hate baking, but I made this for my DH’s leap day birthday. It is wonderful! I’ll make this again and again. And it’s 13 points per serving, for you Weight Watchers out there.

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    Kristina Vanni says:

    I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe Iris! Thanks so much for posting the WW points as well. I am sure many readers will be very grateful for your research!

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