Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Line 24 muffin cups with patty cups. In the top of a double boiler combine the chocolate and butter. Heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
Sift flour and sugar together into a large bowl. With mixer on low speed, beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in chocolate mixture, vanilla and pecans. Fill patty cups 2/3 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Do not overcook. Tops should be shiny but give slightly when touched.
Used different ingredients.
I didn't have any pecans so I used brazil nuts instead. I also poured some left over mix into individual ramekins.. and then served with strawberries and icecream. - 15 Mar 2010
Awesome recipe, super moist and they rose well, they look great too. I used milk chocolate instead of dark and added some cocoa (2 table spoons) to the recipe so i could have the richer chocolate taste. They turned out great =] - 03 Feb 2012
This is a great recipe im only 12 and did this whole recipe alone!!! btw i like cooking. Instead of dark chocolate i used white chocolate this tasted great considering the fact that i haven't tasted the it with dark chocolate. Next time i will try it wit normal dairy chocolate or dark chocolate. This is something everyone will love and is good in the morning with a cup of tea or coffe.
:X - 08 Jul 2012