Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Episode: Chocolate
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

For the cakes
  • 2/3 cup butter, plus more for greasing
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the caramel sauce, optional
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cream
  • Squirt lemon juice, to taste

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

For the cakes: Butter 6 ramekins and line with a disk of parchment paper, and then butter the parchment. In a double boiler, bowl or saucepan, very gently melt the butter and chocolate together over a water bath. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until thick, pale, and ribbony. Beat in the flour, and finally the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into the ramekins and chill. Just before serving, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake until the top is set, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove. Let sit 5 minutes, before unmolding onto plates. Serve with caramel sauce, if using, or a scoop of ice cream. For the caramel sauce: Add a spoonful of water to the sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat and boil to caramel, about 5 minutes. Do not stir with a spoon. Swirl the saucepan over the heat until desired color is achieved. Cook's Note: Be careful not to let it get too dark. Stir in the butter to melt (careful it will splatter), then the cream. Add a squirt of lemon juice, to taste.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pot au Chocolat with Fleur de Sel

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G|Nadia G

Coq au Vin

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Todd Porter|Diane Cu

Sweet Potato Au Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Coq au Riesling

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Catfish au Lait

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c
1pm | 12c
2pm | 1c
3pm | 2c
4pm | 3c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Dinner at Tiffani's

8pm | 7c

Dinner at Tiffani's

8:30pm | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

12:30am | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

1am | 12c

Unwrapped 2.0

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped

2am | 1c

Unwrapped

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c