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Little Chocolate Cakes

Many years ago I ate those little chocolate cakes in a friend’s house. I asked for the recipe and since then I make them regularly.During the years I adapted the recipe according to our taste. The original recipe demands for more eggs, sugar and butter, but I think that this version works better. In the summer we keep the cakes in the fridge, in which case the cold cakes match very well with a Sauvignon Blanc. 200 g  good quality dark chocolate  (66% cocoa solids) 120 g unsalted butter 3 eggs 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup self-rising flour, sifted 2 Tbsp rum (optional) Preheat oven to 180 C /fan. Prepare a 12-hole cupcake tray lined with paper cases. Break the chocolate into small pieces and drop into a bowl with the butter. Fill a small saucepan about a quarter full with hot water, then sit the bowl on top so it rests on the rim of the pan, not touching the water. Put over a low heat until the butter and chocolate have melted, stirring occasionally …