Molten Chocolate-Cherry Cakes

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 40mins




  • Prepare Chocolate Dipped Cherries:
  • Drain 6 maraschino cherries with stems. Pat dry with paper towels. Place 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 seconds. Stir until chips are melted. Dip cherries into chocolate mixture. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Grease six 3/4-cup souffle dishes or 6-ounce custard cups.
  • Sprinkle inside of each with some of the 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • Place dishes in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or a jelly-roll pan.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, whipping cream and vanilla.
  • Whisk in flour just until combined, set aside.
  • Beat eggs, egg yolks and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in large bowl on high speed of mixer about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and lemon-colored.
  • Beat in chocolate mixture on medium speed.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup into each prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle chopped cherries evenly over each.
  • Carefully pour remaining chocolate mixture into each dish.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes or just until top of each cake looks dry. (Do not over bake.).
  • Let stand in dishes 3 minutes.
  • Loosen sides of each and invert onto serving plates.
  • Serve warm topped with whipped cream and a Chocolate Dipped Cherry.