Archive for May 15th, 2008

Death by Chocolate

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
Fanny Fern (1811-1872)

Hubby knows I’m especially fond of him when I make him something I myself can’t eat

Oh I know, it looks sorta plain from the outside.

But then you cut into it…

…and the gorging begins.

It’s the best homemade present I could give my hubby for his birthday, which is today by the way.

I know ya’ll want some, and it is soooo ridiculously easy to make, so give it a try.

Molten Lava Cake

6 oz. Semi-sweet or bittersweet baking chocolate
10 Tablespoons unsalted real Butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Grease four 6 oz. ramekins and dust with cocoa powder instead of flour.
3. In a double boiler melt the butter and chocolate, whisking every now and again till smooth.
4. Whisk in the powdered sugar and flour. It may get a little clumpy but it doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth before adding the eggs.
5. Add the three whole eggs and the additional 3 egg yolks and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
6. Pour into the ramekins and place each ramekin on your oven rack.
7. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, or until the cakes are firm around the edges but soft and still somewhat sunken in the center. (Remember to make timing adjustments based on your altitude. You may need to shave off or add a few minutes)
8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Loosen edges with a knife and level off any overflow
9. Invert each ramekin onto a plate, dust with powdered sugar and garnish if desired. Serve warm.



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