Molten Chocolate Cakes #15MinuteSuppers

Molten Chocolate Cakes #15MinuteSuppers via @SongsKateSang

So many years ago, we lived in the tiniest apartment.  Nate slept in the dining room, in his crib.  All was well, money was just very tight.

I can remember telling a friend at work that I wanted to do something so nice for Brian for Valentines Day, but I just didn’t know what to do.  The next day, she brought in a recipe from a newspaper that she had clipped.  Years later and a few changes to the recipe, I still make it every year.  It is always a huge hit and brings back so many wonderful memories of our early marriage.

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Preheat the oven 375 degrees.

Melt 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate and 6 TBSP of butter in the microwave.   I usually melt for 20 seconds, stir, and melt again for 20 seconds.

Then, stir in 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, and four large eggs.  Stir it until you can pick up the batter with a finger and it makes little, happy ribbons.

Now this is the important part.  Use the smallest ramekins you have and only fill them half way.  This will keep the recipe under 15 minutes.

Now, bake for 12 minutes.  Pull them out and grin ear to ear at your magical creation.

Molten Chocolate Cakes #15MinuteSuppers via @SongsKateSang

Run a small knife between the ramekin and the cake.

Turn the cake upside down over the plate and hold your breath until you feel the weight of the cake release.

Molten Chocolate Cakes #15MinuteSuppers via @SongsKateSang

You may now squeal triumphantly and take as many phone photos as you would like.

Molten Chocolate Cakes #15MinuteSuppers via @SongsKateSang

Dust with powdered sugar.  Powered sugar forgives any imperfections and puts anyone who feels that a cake must be perfectly round at ease.

Molten Chocolate Cakes #15MinuteSuppers via @SongsKateSang

If you want to really celebrate, drizzle with caramel.  Now, eat that one outside by yourself to celebrate your victory.

We are having so much fun today on #15MinuteSuppers! We are all sharing quick and easy Valentine’s Day Dessert ideas that are ready in 15 minutes or less! I know, super awesome right?!?!? So check out what everyone else made this week…

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No Bake Cherry Cheesecake from Just 2 Sisters
Molten Chocolate Cakes from Songs Kate Sang
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