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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French


  • Double Boiler
  • Whisk
  • Ramekins
  • Oven


  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter + 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 oz Semisweet Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Powder Sugar + 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tps Meyers Dark Rum
  • 1/2 Cup Flour All Purpose
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream


  • With the 2 tablespoons of butter, coat the inside of 4 custard ramakins and place on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a double boiler melt the remaining stick of butter, bittersweet and semisweet chocolate until all ingredients are liquid, whisk to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Add the sugar and stir until blended.
  • Off the heat add the whole eggs and the egg yolks with the rum (if you would prefer vanilla you could use that, but this is a big night and the big finish).
  • Stir in the flour and portion into the buttered ramakins.
  • Whisk together the ½ cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, you could add a little of that rum here as well. Whisk until it forms stiff peaks
  • Place sheet pan in oven with the ramekins and bake until sides are firm and the center is soft, about 12 to 15 minutes. Take out and let rest for 1 minute. Invert into plate and garnish with the whipped cream.


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Keyword Cake, Chocolate, Heavy Cream, Rum