Boca Negra with Rum-Soaked Cherries

Author: Canadian Living

Like a dense chocolate pate, these moist little cakes will thrill chocolate lovers.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2007

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 3 tablespoons coffee
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
Rum-soaked cherries:
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 cup drained jarred sour cherries in syrup

Method

Rum-Soaked Cherries: In bowl, stir sugar with rum until dissolved; stir in cherries. Let stand for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Grease eight 3/4-cup (175 mL) ramekins or souffle dishes; line bottoms with parchment paper. Place in roasting pan.

Place chocolate in bowl. In small saucepan, stir together sugar, rum and water over medium heat just until dissolved and bubbles appear at side. Pour over chocolate, whisking until smooth. Whisk in butter, in 2 additions.

In separate bowl, whisk eggs until foamy; whisk in flour, then chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared ramekins. Pour enough boiling water into baking pan to come 1 inch (2.5 cm) up side.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until shiny and slightly puffed, about 22 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool completely; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To unmould, dip each ramekin into pan of hot water for 20 seconds; turn out as directed.)

Run tip of small knife around side of each to loosen. Invert serving plate over dish. Turn over; lift off ramekin and remove paper. Spoon cherries on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional facts Per Serving: about

  • Sodium 74 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 262.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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