I am not a dessert person per say but this is one of those desserts where you just can't say no to. My boyfriend's mom gave me this recipe after I tried one of her molten cakes straight out of the oven. So rich and decadent but small enough where you don't feel too guilty about indulging. The whole point of molten cakes is to underbaked them so that the chocolate center oozes out of it when cut into. This is the first dessert I've written about on my blog and that's only because it's a must try. Remember baking is different then cooking, you must use exact amounts otherwise you could screw up the dessert. If you are interested in making these cakes the ingredient list and directions are below. Enjoy!
Makes 6 small cakes
5 oz of bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate (break into smaller blocks)
10 TBSP Unsalted Butter (melted)
3 Large Eggs
3 Large Egg Yokes
1.5 Cups of Icing Sugar
1/2 Cup of All Purpose Flour
Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)
Set the over to bake 450 Degrees and let it preheat.
Get 6 x 3/4 cup souffle dishes or custard cups and butter them.
While the oven is heating melt the chocolate and the butter down in a small heavy sauce pot on low heat, stirring all the time. Let it cool slightly.
In a bowl whisk the egg and egg yokes together. Then start to add in the icing sugar bit by bit, followed by the melted chocolate and finally by the flour. Whisk the whole time!!
When everything is whisked together and smooth pour the mixture into the buttered souffle dishes in equal portions.
Bake for 11-12 minutes. You want the cake sides and top to be set but the center to be runny. If you had prepared the batter ahead of time and refrigerated it during dinner you may need 2 or so more minutes (14min total max)
Run knife around the cakes to help release them. Place a plate upside down on top of the souffle dish and flip the dish so the cake is upside-down on the plate. Garnish with ice cream and it is ready to be served.
I really hope you liked this cake! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below I would love to hear from you about your baking experience. Bon Appetit :)