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Chocolate & Caramel Molten Cakes
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1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

2/3 cup dark chocolate baking chips

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose flour


1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

2 teaspoons powdered sugar

1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 4 (6-ounce) custard cups; place onto ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle pecans into bottom of each cup; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine chocolate chips and butter in bowl. Microwave 45-60 seconds, stirring twice, until melted and smooth. Add cream cheese; beat at medium speed until smooth. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add chocolate mixture; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide batter evenly among prepared custard cups. Bake 13-15 minutes or until top is puffy and cracked in appearance but center is soft. Cool 5 minutes. Gently run small knife around outside edges of cakes.

  5. STEP 5

    Place whipping cream and powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form.

  6. STEP 6

    Carefully invert each warm cake onto small serving plate. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping. Dollop each cake with whipped cream mixture; drizzle with remaining caramel topping. Serve immediately.

Tip #1

Batter can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead. Place in custard cups. Cover each with plastic wrap; refrigerate. Bake just before serving.

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