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Chocolate Decadence Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 5 hrs

Chocolate Decadence

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"This rich, romantic, baked chocoholic dessert is frequently asked for by my catering clients. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    4 hrs 25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Butter six ramekins or custard cups. Melt chocolate and butter slowly: You can do this in a double boiler, over, not in, simmering water, or in microwave, stirring to prevent scorching. Stir until completely smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer until frothy, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir vanilla and salt gently into beaten eggs. Fold half of egg mixture into chocolate mixture, mix well. Then fold remainder of egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Pour chocolate and egg mixture into prepared ramekins.
  4. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place ramekins on towel, inside roasting pan. Butter a piece of foil big enough to cover entire pan, and cover the ramekins, buttered side down. Place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake 5 minutes, then remove foil and bake 10 minutes more. Remove ramekins from water carefully. Let cool on wire rack for at least 3 hours. Cakes will firm up as they cool. Unmold each room-temperature ramekin onto a dessert plate, garnish and serve. Refrigerate unused portions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 25, 2007

This was a lovely dessert that my dinner guests really enjoyed. I was a little nervous about getting them out of the ramekins but they slid out no problem. They did seem a bit on the small side but they are so rich that they proved to be the perfect size. I garnished with strawberries and whipped cream and they looked very pretty when I served them. Thanks.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2010

This recipe was pretty good. I made it twice, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve family dinners. Next time, I would like to experiment with adding a couple tablespoons of flour and maybe a little coconut to give it a little more body.

 

15 Ratings

Mar 11, 2003

absolutley fabulous! Easy and so good! raseberries and whipped cream make a great garnish. I only yield 4.

 
Jan 20, 2011

This is my first time ever writing a review but this recipe deserves it! The modification I made was to use dark chocolate chips and simply melted them in the hot butter over low heat on the stove top. I also put these in cupcake papers and baked them in a cupcake tin rather than ramikins still baking them in a water bath. They turned out perfectly!!

 
Mar 16, 2003

Try this for your holiday dinners and entertaining. It's guaranteed to be a hit!

 
Mar 11, 2003

One of the best desserts we have ever eaten. Try it for a special dinner or for the holidays. My grand kids loved it. Chocolate heaven!

 
Mar 01, 2008

It was ok after cooling but after it was in the refrigerator it was fantastic.

 
Feb 14, 2011

Baked in a 1/2 size coffee mug and topped with blackberries, raspberries and a light dusting of powdered sugar. I used about 1/2 bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 semi-sweet. Everyone (including 2 yr old) loved it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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