Tuesday, January 26, 2010

“Forget love, I'd rather fall in chocolate.”

Note: If you are "dieting" (like me), or trying to lose weight (also like me), this is NOT the way to do it. At.all. Fair warning.

Molten chocolate lava cakes are, possibly, the world's most perfect dessert. They're warm, and gooey, and yummy, and chocolately, and magical. Plus, super easy. Really. I promise.

I actually stole this recipe from Baker's Chocolate. However... I don't use Baker's Chocolate. It seems mean, I know, but. Whatever. I found better chocolate. And... don't eff around with my chocolate. I used this amazingness this time around... Green & Black organic dark baking chocolate.

So. If you're using Baker's chocolate, it's 4 squares of that... otherwise, it's half of a bar. Combine in a microwave safe bowl with one stick of butter. I tend to chop both up roughly so they melt faster. I'm imaptient that way. Micro that for about a minute, then stir. If it needs additional heating, go for it... 15-20 seconds at a time.
Stir until completely melted and combined. It'll be shiny and pretty and lovely.
Then... The other ingredients. You'll need 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks, and 6 Tbs of flour.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar. It'll get lumpy and ugly. If you're more ambitious than I am, you can certainly sift it, but. I'm lazy (see microwaving above).
Add the eggs, and the yolks, and incorporate. Then add the flour. All of which I failed to get a picture of. The end result is, you'll scoop the chocolatey yumminess into 4 ramekins, like so. Probably neater than I did.
Bake at 425* for 13-14 minutes. When done, they should still look... slightly undone. Mine cooked a little long, because I let The H be in control while I showered.
Run a knife around the edges, to loosen, then invert into a plate... I hold a plate over the top, and flip it over. Easy.
Serve with ice cream, if you're REALLY giving up on the diet, and voila! If you've baked them correctly (unlike me this time), the outside will be fluffy, and the insides gooey.


So, I forgot an important piece of this. BUTTER YOUR RAMEKIN'S BEFORE DUMPING THE CHOCOLATE GOO INTO THEM. Please don't forget that. It'll be ugly if you do.

And, my friend Fataliya at Madness and Kisses wants to make this tomorrow, so... here's something easier to use than scrolling through that madness up there :)

Easy to follow recipe:

Preheat oven to 425*.

Heat 1 stick butter, and chocolate until melted. See above for micro directions, or use a double boiler if you're fancy.

Once melted, add 1 cup powdered sugar, and stir until combined.

Add 2 eggs, and 2 egg yolks. Stir until combined.

Add 6 Tbls flour, stirring until combined.

Butter 4 ramekins, and divide batter into them. Bake for 13-14 min, or until they look "almost" done... should be kinda gooey looking on top, but not melty gross. (how's that for official?)


Anonymous said...

Looks YUMMY. I'll be doing this over the weekend. Maybe with my homemade ravioli?

Fataliya said...

Woah. I don't own ramekins, so I guess I need to shop. I want to make these. Right now.

Fataliya said...

Ok, I've got to double this recipe since I need 8 cakes. I also improvised and bought some of those little caramel bits (they look like chocolate chip size drops), and am debating putting 3 into the bottom of each ramekin before putting the batter in. I also got whipped cream and fresh blueberries for on top! I.CANT.WAIT. And this is from the gal with an intense dislike for baking. So...thoughts on the caramel??

giraffy said...

Fats, I'm gonna text you too in case you don't get this... but keep in mind that what you put in the BOTTOM of teh ramekin will be at the top of the cake when you flip it.... I'd guess maybe stick them in the middle?? That might be fun.

Fataliya said...

Hmm...I'm worried that they won't melt in the middle. I was hoping for a gooey caramel top, hence putting them in the bottom of the ramekin. I guess I'll do some test melts in the microwave, see how they do, lol. I'm not making these till after we eat dinner, because I want them hot and lava-ey. YUM!

TorreyLisa said...

Oh, yes....that looks absolutely heavenly!

teresajoy said...

Thanks for the link! This looks so good!


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