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  • Serves: 6 Minicakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes-Martha Stewart Living

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Category: Chocolate, Cheesecakes, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 14 oz Best-quality bittersweet
  • -chocolate
  • 6 tb Heavy cream
  • 6 tb Unsalted butter, plus more
  • -for tins
  • 5 lg Eggs, separated
  • 10 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 3/4 c Ground almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar, for
  • -dusting (opt.)


1. To make ganache, chop 2 oz of the chocolate into small pieces and place
in small bowl. Pour cream into a small saucepan and heat until bubbles
appear around edge. Pour hot cream over chocolate, let stand several
minutes, and stir until smooth. Pour ganache into 6 squares of a plastic
ice-cube tray. Freeze until solid.

2. Butter six 3-inch metal baking rings and place on a parchment-lined
baking sheet; set aside.

3. Melt butter and remaining 12 oz chocolate in a heatproof bowl over
simmering water. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

4. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks, 6 tablespoons of the sugar, and the
vanilla in bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until thick and pale yellow, 5
to 8 minutes. Add chocolate butter mixture and thoroughly combine. Fold in
ground almonds.

5. In a separate bowl, beat remaining 4 tablespoons sugar with the egg
whites until stiff. Fold into egg yolk-chocolate mixture. Spoon about 3 T
of batter into each ring. Remove frozen ganache cubes from freezer; you may
need to dip the bottom of the ice tray in hot water to get them out. Place
a cube in the center of each ring. Spoon remaining batter into rings, being
careful to keep ganache cubes in center and cover them completely. Freeze
filled molds until solid, about 1 hour.

6. Heat oven to 375'. Take baking sheet from a freezer. Wrap any cakes to
be saved and replace in freezer; leave the rest on sheet. Bake for 20 to 25
minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 to 10 minutes. To unmold, cover
one hand with a clean dish towel and pick cake up on a spatula with the
other. Invert cake into hand, pull off ring, then invert again onto a plate
and dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

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