Sunday, February 14, 2010

♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥


I hope everyone had a lovely day. After two days of being out and about, today we had a relaxing day watching movies, cooking chili and of course, baking something sweet. We made these easy individual fallen chocolate cakes, aka molten lava cakes. We had ours with a side of french vanilla ice cream. Here's the recipe that makes 4 individual cakes. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2 stick of butter
4 ounces bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate
2 eggs + 1 yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour + more for dusting
Confectioners sugar for sprinkling

Instructions:

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour 4 ramekins. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heat proof medium bowl. Beat the eggs, yolk, vanilla, salt and sugar on high speed for 5 minutes.

- Scrape the egg mixture over the melted butter and chocolate. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture. Gently fold egg and flour into the chocolate until mixture is uniform in color.

- Pour batter into prepared ramekins. Bake for 11 minutes. Run a paring knife along the edges of the ramekins to loosen the cakes. Invert the ramekins onto serving plates and cool for 1 minute. Lift ramekin and sieve a light sprinkling of confectioners sugar. Serve immediately.

3 comments:

inkyblog said...

ohhh man that look sosooooo good. i hope you have a wonderfully yummy time eating it :)

Paisley said...

Ah the photos of your food makes it all the more appealing. I may just have to try that recipe. :)

Candy Andy said...

O-M-G. I'd make one of those my cheat for sure!