Mini Chocolate Cakes with Caramelized Bananas



Mini Chocolate Cakes with Caramelized Bananas

Ingredients :
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Baking cocoa
CARAMELIZED BANANAS:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium bananas, cut into 1-inch slices
2 tablespoons sugar
SAUCE:
1 cup white wine or unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

How To Make :
Preheat oven to 400°. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool. Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Sift in flour; mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate mixture.
Spoon batter into eight buttered 4-oz. ramekins dusted with cocoa. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 12-15 minutes. Run a small knife around sides of ramekins. Invert onto cooling rack; let stand 5 minutes. Remove ramekins; place cakes on individual plates.
For bananas, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss banana slices with sugar until well coated; arrange in a single layer in skillet. Do not stir bananas until bottoms are golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown, 4-5 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Place bananas on plates with cakes.
For sauce, heat wine and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Whisk in chocolate. Pour over cakes.

Test Kitchen tip :
You can make these in muffin cups if you don't have ramekins but you'll need to turn them over immediately after they come out of the oven so they don't stick.


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