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Chris Hanmer's Kosher Molten Chocolate Cake and Apple Cinnamon Fritters

He was the youngest American ever to snag the title at the World Pastry Team Championship in 2004. In 2011 Chris Hanmer handily baked his way to victory on season 2 of Top Chef: Just Desserts. Turns out Chef Chris also makes a mean kosher dessert. Five-ingredient Molten Chocolate Cakes and Apple Cinnamon Fritters? Um, yes, please!
Kosher Molten Chocolate Cakes Ingredients
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Illustration by John Ritter

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarine

15 ounces dark chocolate

6 eggs

4 egg yolks

1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt margarine and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, stirring until melted and hot to the touch. Turn off heat.
  3. Whip eggs, egg yolks and sugar until light and stiff.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture in a steady stream.
  5. Spray insides of four 4-ounce ramekins with nonstick spray.
  6. Spoon mixture into ramekins, dividing evenly. Bake until set on the outside but still liquid in center, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

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