Peppermint Hot Chocolate Molten Cake

What better way to give your molten chocolate cake a kick than with peppermint and spice?

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Molten Cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 large eggs, pasteurized
  • 2 large egg yolks, pasteurized
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Peppermint Ganache

  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 drops peppermint extract

Toppings Galore

  • Peppermint ice cream
  • Peppermint whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Fresh mint leaves

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Butter and lightly flour four 6-ounce ramekins. Tap out excess flour over sink.

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