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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake w/ Strawberry Sauce

Made this for my sweetie last night for Valentine's day.....

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake
This makes 12 (large muffin size) individual cakes

5 eggs
5 egg yolks
1/4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2lb bittersweet chocolate (i used 65%), cut into pieces (i used chips)
2 sticks unsalted butter

In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together over medium low heat, to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn.

Meanwhile, beat eggs and yolks together in a large bowl. When chocolate has melted and is smooth and shines, transfer 1/4 of chocolate mixture into egg mixture to temper the eggs. You don't want the hot mixture to cook the eggs, so beat heavily until tempered correctly. Add the rest of the chocolate and beat until well incorporated. Beat in sugar and flour until well blended.

Pour mix into prepared (lightly buttered and sprinkled with sugar) ramekins or muffin tins (i used those Reynolds foil cupcake/muffin cups that sit right on a cookie sheet without a muffin tin) and bake at 375*F for 8 minutes. Cakes should have puffy baked outer rim with a shaky center (should be liquid on the inside).

Serve warm, immediately.

I served with whipped cream and strawberry sauce.

Strawberry Sauce
1 bag of frozen strawberries
3tbs sugar (to taste)
1tbs honey
puree ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Allow to thaw (if necessary) to a liquid state. Can be stored a few days in fridge. You can use any frozen fruit... I had strawberries!


Jennay said...

Oh my gosh Meg...the lava cakes sound SOOOOO yummy!

I'm glad you came back!

Meredith said...

will you please come and cook me some molton lava cakes??