Orange-Dark Chocolate Molten Cake

High-Fiber
Low-Sodium
Soy-free
Vegetarian / Meatless
Wheat-Free / Gluten-Free
Dish type
Dessert
Serves
4
Ready in
43 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened; divided
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 3 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • Toppings: Orange zest, powdered sugar

Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
13 minutes
Ready in
43 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub 2 tablespoons of the butter on the inside of 4 ovenproof ramekins. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar to coat the inside of ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a double boiler combine 1/2 cup of the butter plus chocolate. Heat gently, stirring to melt butter and chocolate completely. Add vanilla, Grand Marnier and orange zest. Remove from heat; let cool completely.
  3. In a clean mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, whisk egg yolks and 1/3 cup of the sugar until mixture is pale yellow, thick and fluffy. Fold yolk mixture into chocolate mixture.
  4. In a clean mixing bowl whisk egg whites, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture. Spoon batter evenly into ramekins.
  5. Place baking sheet in oven. Bake 10 minutes or until the outside edges of the cakes are set. Remove from oven immediately. Serve cakes in ramekins, or run a knife around the edge of each cake and invert onto a plate, carefully removing the ramekin. Serve with ice cream (if desired), and sprinkle with orange zest and powdered sugar.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 509, Calories Fat 351, Total Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 22g, Cholesterol 221mg, Sodium 48mg, Carbohydrate 37g, Protein 7g
Serving Size1
Calories509
Calories Fat351
Calories (fat) extra68
Total Fat39g
Total Fat (extra)60
Saturated Fat22g
Saturated Fat (extra)114
Cholesterol221mg
Cholesterol (extra)74
Sodium48mg
Sodium (extra)2
Potassium4mg
Carbohydrate37g
Carbohydrate (extra)13
Fiber3g
Fiber (extra)13
Sugars33g
Protein7g
Omega30g
Vitamin A1031IU
Vitamin A (extra)21
Vitamin C2mg
Vitamin C (extra)3
Iron2mg
Iron (extra)15