Makes 6 servings. Preheat oven to 390 degrees F.
8 oz. semisweet chocolate (1 cup) - be sure to pick a high quality chocolate!
8 oz. butter (1 stick or 1 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla - I prefer Madagascar bourbon vanilla (Spice Islands or Watkins makes a good one)
1 pinch of salt
6 eggs (room temperature)
4 oz. sugar (1/2 cup)
4 oz. all purpose flour (1/2 cup)
Spray your ramekins with cooking spray.
Melt the chocolate and the butter. You can either do this on the stove top using a double boiler and stirring or the easier method by microwaving the two ingredients in a glass bowl on defrost for 2-3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Add in the vanilla and pinch of salt to the melted chocolate mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and sugar and whisk for a few minutes. Add the flour and mix until smooth.
Stirring constantly, add the egg mixture to the melted chocolate mixture and mix well.
Pour the mixture into the ramekins and bake directly in the oven at 390 degrees F for 15-18 minutes.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!